Pittsburgh Car Thief Leaves 6-Week-Old Baby in Street

A 6-week-old child was left in the middle of a busy street during a car theft in Pittsburgh's Elliott neighborhood, police said.


PITTSBURGH --

A 6-week-old child was left in the middle of a busy street during a car theft in Pittsburgh's Elliott neighborhood, police said.

While the baby's mother was locking the front door of her home around 4 p.m. Wednesday, a man jumped into her running vehicle in the 800 block of Crucible Street, police said. The infant was already inside the van, police said.

According to police, the woman told officers she heard the door slam. When she turned around, she saw a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt get into the vehicle and drive away, police said.

As the mother called 911, she saw her child in the baby car seat on the street ahead with oncoming traffic approaching. The baby was not hurt, police said.

A description of the woman's vehicle was broadcast to officers, and police later arrested Robert Mickens, 19, of Beltzhoover.

Police have not said exactly what charges Mickens will face.

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