2 kids safe after Laurel, Md. attempted car theft

Prince George’s County Police confirmed that two children are safe after a suspect attempted to steal the car with them still inside.

Saturday evening, at the BP gas station on Baltimore Avenue, police said a man stopped to get gas and left his car running while he went inside the station.

While the man paid for his gas, the suspect allegedly took the car, drove it a block from the station, and fled the scene.

The children were found safe and unharmed in the car, but police have confirmed the suspect has not been found.

Here is a map of where the event occurred:

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Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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