(FOX 2) –
After investigating, the police have confirmed that the child was never in the car when the carjacking happened and the mother is in custody for giving a false report.
The carjacking happened in the 15000 block of Joy Road around 2:30 p.m.
Authorities say a mother claimed she went inside the New Urban Beauty Supply Store and left her 4-year-old son in the vehicle. The suspect then entered the vehicle and escaped with the child inside.
The child was eventually located in the 19000 block of Mendota.
The vehicle, a tan 2014 Fords Fusion with heavy damage to the driver’s side, was recovered in the 18000 block of Fitzpatrick. The child was not in the vehicle.
Police describes the suspect as a black male, wearing a black skull cap and black sweatpants with a stripes along the side of the legs.