5-year-old boy found safe after carjacking in NW Harris County

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 11:20 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 5-year-old boy was found safe after his father tracked him down using a tracking device on his smartphone.

The father stopped at a liquor store on Monday evevning and left his vehicle running with his 5-year-old inside.

The suspect allegedly got in the vehicle unaware of the child inside and drove off.

The boy’s father helped investigators track down the stolen car and the suspect by using an app on his smartphone which was still in the vehicle.

The suspect dropped the boy off on the side of a busy road in northwest Harris County.

The suspect was in custody and the boy was OK.

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