At 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a parking lot in the 6200 block of Little River Turnpike for an Accord that was stolen with a 5-year-old girl in the backseat.
Preliminarily, police report the child’s stepfather left the car running while he went inside a restaurant to pick up food. When he came back outside, the car and the child were gone.
A helicopter and officers from around the county saturated the area while detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau began the Amber Alert process. A lookout for the car and the child were quickly provided to surrounding jurisdictions.
Around 7:18 p.m., the Metropolitan Police Department was called to the area of 13th Street and E Street, NW after two community members found the child alone. Fire and rescue personnel were requested to ensure the child was unharmed. Officers worked with the Metropolitan Police Department to reunite the child with her parents.
Detectives continue to search for the stolen 2012 gray Honda Accord with Maryland plates 94667CJ. The car has a black hood with damage to the front and back end. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477)