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Baby trapped in stolen vehicle leaves neighbors uneasy

Baby trapped in stolen vehicle leaves neighbors uneasy

The car was stolen at about 4:30 p.m.

In the 500 block of Langers Lane.

Police said a 1-year-old child was in a car seat in the back.

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It's been a day since a west eugene family's car was stolen with their baby inside... the baby is safe... but the search continues for the person who stole it..

The car was stolen from the 500 block of langers lane at about 4:30 yesterday.

20 minutes later and 7 and a half miles away, the car crashed kezi 9 news reporter chris lueneburg is live on langer's lane tonight with the latest on how neighbors are reacting to this near-tragedy.

Chris?

It's been 24 hours since the the car and baby were taken right here on langers lane.

Neighbors are still in shock.

They say that crime isn't unusual in this neighborhood- but something of this calibur is unheard of.

Residents tell us the neighborhood surrounding langer's lane is a tight community.

"bethany maizel: we have a good neighborhood, so i am suprised that this happened."

Meaning that wedesday's news hit home.

"as a mom of a one and three year old, i am disgusted and mortified and outraged that this could happen."

Neighbors who live close to langer's lane say they saw the events leading up to the car theft- and heard the aftermath.

One witness says they saw a family member pull up to the house and go inside... not long after, they heard the screams of family as they found the car-- and baby gone.

Others just saw the police response.

"i saw the police here and they were on it."

About twenty minutes later, the suspect crashed the car near spencer creek road and fawn hills drive.

She then fled- leaving the baby, who was found uninjured, in the car.

With safety on the mind, the hope is that the community might rise to the occasion.

"people can't think this is ok.

You can't go around snatching up people's babies weither you meant to or not.

That's not the kind of community we are."

And prevent crimes like this in the future.

We've asked eugene police to learn more about their search for the suspect.

We're still waiting on new information... but stay with us on kezi 9 news as this story develops.

Reporting in eugene, i'm chris




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