Caught on video: Child left in SUV gets kidnapped - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Caught on video: Child left in SUV gets kidnapped

The SUV was stolen from the Rockcliff Market at E. 55 and Chester. (Source: WOIO) The SUV was stolen from the Rockcliff Market at E. 55 and Chester. (Source: WOIO)

In newly-obtained surveillance video, you can see a Cleveland Heights mother pull into a Cleveland convenience store at East 55th and Chester, in her Porsche SUV around 7:15 p.m. Monday. She parks next to her boyfriend's black car. The boyfriend is already in the store, but his friend is still in the black car.

According to Cleveland Police, the mother told the man to keep an eye on her SUV and the child inside. Seconds later, you see a gold Chevy Malibu hatchback pull in and park next to the black car. They apparently notice the running Porsche, and within seconds, they back up so the female passenger can get out, and jump into the SUV. In mere seconds, she's gone.

A couple of minutes later, the boyfriend and mother eventually walk out of the store and see the SUV is missing. After a few more minutes of walking the parking lot, they all get into the black car and take off to try and find the SUV.

The only thing the suspect did right was about an hour later, she dropped off the 7-year-old at another store at East 80th and Superior, telling the child to go into the store and call her mother. Clerk Wally Herbawi first spotted the abandoned little girl.

"She looked like she was, like, confused, like she didn't know where she was at. And I was taking care of customers and I thought it was a little weird that she was in here by herself," says Herbawi. 

The child was reunited safely with her mother, but told police the suspect never said anything to her, other than the command to contact the mother.

Also in the Porsche SUV was the mother's purse, cell phone and Glock 27 handgun. 

The SUV has not been located yet, nor has the suspect's gold Malibu hatchback. The 2008 silver Porsche Cayenne SUV has an Ohio plate number GFG7670. Anyone with more information should call police.



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