Dallas Police continue the search for a car thief who stole a 2002 gray Jeep Liberty with a baby inside.
Police said that about 4 a.m. Sunday a Mesquite father left his vehicle running with his 1-year-old baby inside as he went into a convenience store in the 9100 block of Bruton Road.
A man got into the running SUV and drove away with the child inside. The father told police he didn't see the car thief but did chase the Jeep until he lost sight of it.
Police said a short time later a resident sitting in their car in their driveway in the 2400 block of Prairie Creek Road heard a baby crying, then saw a gray SUV burn its tires as it made a u-turn. The resident followed the crying and found the baby boy on the sidewalk and immediately called police.
The child was unharmed and police said he was returned to his father.
Police are pursuing leads in the case, but no arrests have been made.