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Car theft involving 3-month old ends without incident

Last Updated Mar 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm EDT

A frantic search for a 3-month old, which sparked a provincial-wide Amber Alert after he disappeared in a stolen car, has ended without incident.

Police say the infant was discovered, along with the car, more than three hours after he was taken by a male suspect from a parking lot of a Rexdale flea market. An employee of a hotel in the nearby Dixon and Martin Grove area saw the gray/silver 1997 Toyota Camry, which had been the subject of an intense manhunt Sunday afternoon. The employee called police who discovered no keys in the car but the infant was safe and sound.

“A father (who) had been at the flea market had got out of his vehicle to go inside for whatever reason and had left his three-month-old infant in the back seat,” said Toronto Police Const. Craig Brister. As the father came out of the market, an unknown man was driving away with his car.

“I just left the baby in the car and walk away, somebody came and grab it,” said father Vakil Yosufi. “By the time I try to get it, it was gone.”

Police say the suspect is described as a white male, between 40 and 45 years of age, 5’11”, short blonde hair and medium build. They will be dusting the car for fingerprints and checking for any surveillance footage from the hotel parking lot in hopes of tracking down the thief.