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Thief swipes car with baby inside, then swipes baby's earings

The thief dumped the car about two miles away. A man passing by heard a ringing cellphone inside the vehicle and saw the abandoned baby.

By Associated Press / June 22, 2012



ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Police say a Pennsylvania thief stole an SUV with a baby inside as the mother unloaded groceries, then swiped the little girl's gold earrings before ditching the vehicle.

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The 1-year-old was unhurt and quickly reunited with her mother after the car was stolen Wednesday afternoon in Allentown.

Investigators say the girl's mother left the baby in her car seat in the air-conditioned vehicle while she unloaded groceries at home. Temperatures on Wednesday were in the 90s.

The thief dumped the car about two miles away. A man passing by heard a ringing cellphone inside the vehicle and saw the abandoned baby.

The Morning Call of Allentown reports that a diaper bag containing the mother's purse was also stolen.

The theft remains under investigation.

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