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Vehicle stolen with 4-year-old in back seat at Hy-Vee gas station

The thief didn't go far before apparently letting the child out.
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A child is unhurt after a frightening vehicle theft early Monday morning in Robbinsdale. 

According to Robbinsdale Police, the carjacking happened just after 7:30 a.m. at a Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh gas station and convenience store located off of 36th Avenue. A woman was putting air in her tires when a male suspect got into her car and drove away with the 4-year-old child still in the vehicle. 

The thief stopped before the vehicle was out of the parking lot, at which point the 4-year-old got out unharmed. The suspect then fled onto 36th Ave. N. 

The stolen vehicle was later found in a parking lot by Golden Valley officers. 

The suspect is also believed to have stolen a separate vehicle that was ditched in a parking lot next to Hy-Vee, preceding the incident in which he stole the woman's vehicle. 

Anyone with information that could help solve the case is asked to contact Robbinsdale Police Department. 

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