Man steals car with baby inside

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Police identified the alleged car thief as 21-year-old Arturo Alvarez. 

Salt Lake City police department said Alvarez is still being treated at Intermountain Medical Center. 


Salt Lake City, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Police say the man responsible for stealing a car with a baby in the back seat has been found.

According to Salt Lake City Police, a 21-year-old Hispanic man stole the dark grey Nissan Altima from 700 South and 900 West just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

Lt. Robin Heiden told ABC4 Utah that the mother left the baby boy in the car for a short amount of time while she went to knock on someone’s door. In that time period the suspect was able to take off with the car.

At this point in time it is unclear if the suspect knew that the baby was in the backseat, but within 30 minutes he dropped the child off at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. The baby is in good condition.

The suspect in the case was spotted by police a short time later in the area of 4100 South and Redwood Road in Salt Lake City. After getting into a short chase with police, they say the man crashed his car.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. Lt. Heiden said the man will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.

The name of the suspect is not being released at this time. He is facing multiple charges including kidnapping.


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Salt Lake police responded to 700 South and 900 West on reports of a carjacking shortly after 9pm with a baby that was inside.

Police have confirmed the child was found at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

Authorities are still looking for the car, which is a Grey 2005 Nissan Altima. It does not have any plates, has a Utes sticker on the gascap, a cracked front windshield and a crown sticker in the back window

If you see this car, you are asked to call Salt Lake Police.

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