Thief steals car with child inside on San Antonio's West Side

Child taken in stolen car (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

San Antonio police are investigating a report of a child who was in a car when it was stolen from the parking lot of a dollar store.

Witnesses said a young child was inside a car parked outside a Dollar Tree at Loop 410 and Marbach when someone stole it at about 1:30 p.m.

The suspect dropped the young boy off outside a nearby restaurant.

Ann Palacio, a witness, said she saw the suspect open the car door and tell the child to get out. She saw the child tumble out of the car. He was not wearing shoes and was holding onto a blanket. He is okay.

"I feel real bad," Palacio said. "That could have been my kid. That's really bad."

Palacio said she made eye contact with the thief before he drove off, leaving the child in the parking lot.

He has been reunited with his mother.

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