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6-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl thrown from stolen car in Cleveland, police investigating

Children not injured during incident, police say
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Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 13:09:12-05

CLEVELAND — Two children were thrown from a vehicle after it was stolen on Wednesday in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood, according to Cleveland police.

Officers responded to the 3200 block of West 31st Street for a report of a vehicle stolen with two children inside, police said.

A man later called police and said he was driving on West 32nd Street behind a dark colored sedan when the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Woodbridge Avenue and two children were thrown from the passenger side of the vehicle onto the street, according to police.

The man who had called police got the children and put them in his car until officers arrived at the scene, police said.

Officers learned on scene that the mother had gone into her house and left the vehicle running outside with the kids in it, but had taken the key fob with her thinking that the car would not be able to be driven without it. She also said she locked the vehicle, according to police.

The children, a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, were not injured during the incident, police said.

Police have not yet recovered the stolen vehicle, which is a 2017 Honda Accord, dark blue in color, with a temporary tag L883622 and a Ganley plate holder with a USMC sticker on it.

The vehicle would not be able to be started again once it's off because the fob is not with it, police said.