1-year-old found safe after being taken in stolen car

Chicago police are searching for the man who stole a car with a one-year-old child inside.

The man took the car from a gas station in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue, just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The child’s mother left the car running.

Police say that’s when a man she knows from the neighborhood jumped in, and took off.

The car and child were found a short time later, in the 600 block of North Kedzie.

The child was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but is OK.