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Stolen Vehicle With Two Children Inside Recovered

A stolen vehicle with two children inside was recovered in North Amarillo on Tuesday.

The Amarillo Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday morning, officers were sent to a home in the 1400 block of North Roosevelt on what was described as a kidnapping. When officers arrived, they found that a 21-year-old had left a white 2002 Toyota Sequoia running in the driveway while she ran inside to grab a letter to be mailed. She had left a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old in the back seat.

When the victim came outside, the vehicle was gone along with the children. A woman who was driving by saw the distraught woman and got a description of the car. The woman in the car looked for the Toyota and found it in a parking lot of a church at 12th and North Fairfield.

Both children were safe and were returned to the victim and the vehicle was recovered.

There is no description of the suspect in the case. APD says that at this point in the case, "There is nothing to indicate that the person that took the vehicle knew the children were in the car when it was stolen."

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