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Police: Man Steals Car With Girl, 5, Sleeping in Backseat

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    Police: Man Steals Car With Girl, 5, Sleeping in Backseat

    A man stole a car in Hartford while a 5-year-old girl was sleeping inside, police said.

    Hartford Police Sgt. Ian Powell said police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning.

    An unidentified woman said she was sitting in the passenger's seat of her family's vehicle when a man entered the car, forced her out, and fled. She said her daughter was sleeping in the backseat during the carjacking.

    Powell says someone later reported that the vehicle had stopped and dropped the child off on a sidewalk. Police found the child and said she is okay. An ambulance responded to check on the condition of the child.

    It's unknown where the child was found in relation to the car.

    Police later found the car. They may have a suspect in custody, but no arrest has been made at this time.