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3 young children safe after man steals van with them in it

Children safe after vehicle stolen from Cleveland Heights
Children safe after vehicle stolen from Cleveland Heights(woio)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 8:20 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A mini-van with several young children was stolen from a driveway on Radnor Road in Cleveland Heights Friday afternoon.

Police said the children’s nanny had just gotten the kids in the vehicle when a man got in and drove away.

According to Cleveland Heights Police, the children are three, four, and seven months old.

The vehicle was recovered about 15 minutes later near East 113th and St Clair in Cleveland, the children, were unharmed.

Area residents told police they saw a man fleeing from the vehicle.

Police checked the area but couldn’t track him down.

According to a press release, the suspect is described as having a medium to heavier build, wearing a blue short sleeve shirt with white writing and red on the front, unknown color pants, and light-colored shoes.

The Cleveland Heights Police Department would like to thank the residents in the area of East 113th and St. Clair, who remained with the children until Officers arrived.

Anyone with information on this is asked to contact the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234.

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