Suspect steals car with kid inside, but abandons it instead

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CHANDLER - A suspect briefly stole a car with a child inside on Monday afternoon.

Chandler police tell 3TV the mother of the child left her car running in front of a laundromat with her child inside near Riggs and Gilbert Road.

The suspect allegedly stole the vehicle but only drove a short distance before abandoning the car. Police say they found the vehicle just around the corner behind the laundromat.

The suspect fled the area and the child was unharmed. Police are continuing to investigate the incident and it is unclear whether the mother will face any charges.