Posted: February 3, 2015 - 3:54am
Updated: February 3, 2015 - 4:52am
Officers were called to an address in the 7200 block of Eby Drive shortly just after 3:20 a.m. on reports of a vehicle being stolen with a sleeping child in the backseat.
The vehicle, a silver 2007 Toyota Camry was left running when the suspect jumped in the driver's seat and sped off.
Witnesses told police that the suspect was a white male, in his 20s, approximately 5ft 11in tall. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.
A Lenexa officer located the vehicle with the child still inside, just after 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 35 near Johnson Drive. The suspect was not with the vehicle.
Merriam officers requested assistance from other agencies to set a large perimeter and search with a K-9.
Officers from Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, and Shawnee assisted with holding a perimeter. A K-9 unit was brought in from the Olathe Police Department.
The search was called off at 4:10 a.m. with no suspects located.
No other information has been released at this time.
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