A 5-year-old girl has been reunited with her family after the vehicle she was in was stolen while she sat in the backseat, according to Fairfax County police. Police were called to the 6200 block of Little River Turnpike in Lincolnia around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night for a report of a stolen vehicle with the girl inside.
Investigators believe the child’s stepfather left the car running while he went inside a restaurant to get food. When he returned outside, the car and the child were gone. After two community members discovered the child alone, MPD located her just around 7:15 p.m. in the area of 13th Street and E Street in the northwest. She was examined for injuries before being returned to her parents.
Detectives are still looking for the stolen 2012 gray Honda Accord with Maryland license plate 94667CJ. The vehicle has a black hood and front and rear end damage. The suspect has dark curly hair and is described as a Black male.