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Update: Pittsburg Police Locate Stolen Vehicle With Child Still Inside

by ECT

On Thursday, the Pittsburg Police Department announced they were asking for the community to keep an eye out for a vehicle that was stolen with a child inside the vehicle.

According to police, the incident occurred around 5:45 pm. The vehicle license plate is 5VSK465 and is a 2007 Chevy Tahoe with black rims and a Mexico sticker on the rear window.  If you see or have seen this vehicle, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

Friday (Nov. 12)
Story has been updated to reflect an arrest – click here


Thursday Updates (Nov.11)

6:33 pm Update
Police are working with dispatch currently on the amber alert.

Per police, they posted to Facebook that the child is 2-years-old is approximately 30 lbs, Hispanic female brown hair brown eyes. Police said they are not sharing her photo at this time due to her age. She was last seen wearing a purple sweater.

Additional info:
Amber alerts have to be approved through several channels, one should be sent out shortly it was just approved. We are not sharing the photo of the child, however she is 2 years old, Hispanic, 20-30 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, wearing a purple/rainbow sweater. The vehicle was taken from Bliss Ave, and last seen on Railroad Ave towards California Ave. Once more info is obtained, we will update the public. Due to exigency, we are sharing on social media to reach as many people as we can. Thank you for all the shares, we are doing everything we can for the safe return of the child.

7:35 PM UPDATE

Pittsburg Police located the child in the vehicle and safe in the 100 block of Leland… this came from a tip from a resident.

8:05 pm UPDATE

Just after 5:45 this evening, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to the business located at 95 Bliss Avenue in regards to a vehicle theft where a one-year-old child was inside the car when it was taken. When officers arrived on scene, they were informed by the car’s owner, and father of the child, he had driven to the location and gotten out of his car to talk with another man. When he got out of the car, he left the vehicle running with his one-year-old daughter inside secured in a carseat in the rear seat.
The man was standing outside the vehicle within a few feet talking to another man. A few moments later, a woman walked up to the two men and asked if they had a cigarette. Both men stated they did not, and the woman began to walk away towards the running car. The woman then got into the car and began driving away from the business before either man could stop her.
Officers obtained video surveillance from the business where the incident occurred, and are working to identify the woman who took the vehicle. The woman is described as a white female adult in her 30’s, with medium build, with an unknown tattoo on her face.
Pittsburg officers immediately began searching the area for the car and requested the assistance of area law enforcement agencies. In addition, a statewide Be On the Lookout was requested for the car to all law enforcement agencies, an Amber Alert was issued to the community, and information was posted to the community on social media.
Thanks to the quick work by the Pittsburg community, just after 7:30 p.m., the car was located abandoned near Army Street with the child safe inside and uninjured. The child was reunited with her family. The woman who took the vehicle was not located at the scene.
Officers continue to work to identify the woman who took the vehicle.

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