WILMINGTON, Del. — Authorities say a woman’s car was stolen with her two children still inside.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Master Cpl. Michael Austin with Delaware State Police says the 25-year-old woman left her 5-year-old and 1-year-old children in the car in Wilmington Wawa parking lot while she made a quick purchase Thursday evening. When she returned, the care and children were gone.

Austin says a passer-by saw a man abandoning the car in a driveway of a residence five minutes after it was taken. Both children were still in the car and uninjured.

The man fled on foot and police are looking for him.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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