Vancouver Police Department investigate kidnapping and auto theft

The vehicle is a 2022, gray Volkswagen Atlas, license plate WA CCC3903, which has not been located (attached photo is not the actual vehicle). Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
The vehicle is a 2022, gray Volkswagen Atlas, license plate WA CCC3903, which has not been located (attached photo is not the actual vehicle). The Vancouver Police Department reported Wednesday morning that the vehicle was located unoccupied. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Car was stolen while a 3-year-old was inside the vehicle

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Police Department is still searching for a vehicle stolen Tuesday morning while a 3-year-old child was inside.

On Tuesday (April 26) at about 9 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a kidnapping and auto theft in the 4700 block of NE 119th Avenue. A woman parked, with her vehicle running, in the driveway of her babysitter’s home and left her 3-year-old daughter inside the vehicle, buckled into her car seat, while she took her other children inside the house. 

When the woman returned from the house, her vehicle with her child inside was gone. The woman called 9-1-1 to report the incident. While she was on the phone with dispatch, and police were converging on the area, another call came into dispatch from a SeaMar Clinic located at 11801 NE 65th St. 

The second caller stated a male subject got out of a vehicle, removed a child still sitting in a car seat and left her sitting by the front door of the clinic. After dropping off the child, the male got back into the vehicle and drove off. The child was reunited with her mother shortly thereafter. 

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 40-50 years old, heavier set with brown hair and a facial beard. 

The vehicle is a 2022, gray Volkswagen Atlas, WA CCC3903 which was located unoccupied.

Anyone with information on the suspect should call 9-1-1. Do not approach the suspect. 

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Vancouver Police Detective David Jensen at (360) 487-7446; david.jensen@cityofvancouver.us or Sgt. Julie Ballou at (360) 487-7386; julie.ballou@cityofvancouver.us.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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Liz
Liz
2 months ago

I work in Insurance and we’re getting calls every day with auto thefts or auto break-ins. People need to be aware of the increase in crime.