By Maura Siriani
April 9, 2022
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that last year 34 Amber Alerts were issued about carjackings involving a child.
A dramatic rescue by officers from Atlanta and the Georgia State Patrol was caught on body camera.
It started moments earlier when police said the child’s mother pulled into a parking spot at a Goodwill and left the car running. That’s when police say a man jumped into the driver’s seat and took off.
The woman quickly tracks her child’s location in the stolen vehicle using the Find My iPhone app.
From there, a helicopter and several officers join the hunt. And within minutes, the Atlanta police – along with other agencies – locate the stolen car and use a PIT maneuver to cause the vehicle to crash.
Weapons drawn; Officers take the suspect into custody. An officer ran to the 9-year-old boy to make sure he was safe.
Officials from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say that last year 34 Amber Alerts were issued for carjackings involving a child.
In this situation, we don’t know if the suspect was aware the boy was in the backseat, but he faces charges of kidnapping, child cruelty and theft while taking.