NEW YORK — A babysitter in Queens is going through prices after her automotive was stolen with a 4-month-old inside.
It was a devastating Thursday morning for the lady. Police discovered her automotive a short while later with the newborn unhurt, however the suspect continues to be on the run.
As CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported, surveillance video exhibits the way it all unfolded.
Police say 33-year-old LaToya Beckford, the driving force of a gray Toyota, parked close to a hydrant on Hollis Avenue for a fast sandwich run. She went in to pay, leaving the newborn boy she was caring for within the automotive.
Actually seconds later, a person is seen strolling down the road. He circles the idling automotive, takes a fast go searching, will get in, after which takes off.
Practically two minutes move earlier than the lady comes out to see that her automotive is gone.
Retailer supervisor Godfrey Robinson referred to as 911.
“Very, very frantic, like did not know what to do, actually crying,” Robinson stated of the babysitter. “That is simply very scary.”
The suspect solely drove a couple of blocks earlier than abandoning the automotive below practice tracks at 195th Road, leaving the 4-month-old inside, police stated.
“It is a blessing, you realize, as a result of something may’ve occurred. Thank God he bought away and left the newborn,” Robinson stated.
Investigators combed by a grassy space on 99th Avenue and gathered proof whereas attempting to trace down the suspect.
“By no means depart a toddler within the automotive. I do not care how previous the newborn is, take the kid with you,” Hollis resident Bintu Jalloh stated. “As a mom, I do know it is simpler stated than accomplished as a result of you need to take the newborn out of the automotive seat, take the automotive seat out, get the stroller. I do know it is exhausting.”
It is a babysitter’s worst nightmare for a babysitter.
Whereas fortunate the entire ordeal did not have a unique final result, Beckford is now going through prices, together with reckless endangerment and possession of a cast instrument.