Car stolen with 3-year-old boy in back seat on North Side

- Police are searching for a man who stole a Volkswagen Passat with a 3-year-old boy in the back seat early Tuesday in the Buena Park neighborhood on the North Side.

About 4:55 a.m., a 39-year-old man left his car running while he was delivering papers in the 4100 block of North Marine Drive, according to Chicago Police.

A white Nissan pulled up behind his car and a man got out, then jumped in the victim’s running car, which sped away with the Nissan following, police said.

The victim’s 3-year-old son was in the back seat at the time, police said. A short time later, the boy was found in his car seat in the 200 block of North Superior, where someone took him into a building and called authorities.

The boy was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he will be reunited with his family, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man, thought to be between 20 and 25 years old, police said. Area North detectives are investigating.

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