ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When two thieves stole a vehicle from a church parking lot in St. Petersburg, they apparently did not realize there was a baby in the back seat.
About three minutes after they stole the 2013 Toyota Highlander, one of the suspects dropped off the baby, still in its safety seat, on a residential doorstep. The incident was recorded by a video surveillance camera.
According to a police statement, the 10-month-old girl was left in her car seat while items were being unloaded at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 2580 12th Avenue South on Sunday around 2:15 p.m.
The Toyota was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition for about five minutes, according to police..
That's when two male teens jumped in and drove away.
The baby was dropped off unharmed at 2011 11th Street South. The homeowner arrived just after the suspects fled, saw the baby and called police.
The dark gray Toyota was found in a parking lot at 735 22nd Avenue South around 7:30 that evening.
The suspect in the video is described as a black male teen, wearing beige shorts and a black tank top with close cut hair.
Detectives are asking for public assistance.
Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.