Crime

Mom and her infant are carjacked, then set free

A mother and her infant were carjacked briefly in Northwest Miami-Dade Wednesday, police said, then let go unharmed.

According to police, a woman was feeding her 2-month-old baby inside her Lexus SUV, which was parked at Acadia Park, 5391 NW 195th Dr. at around 11 a.m. when she noticed a man walk by. Police said the man returned, but this time he had a gun.

He got in the car, forced her to drive and demanded “her property and sexual favors,” police said. The woman refused and the man pointed a gun at the baby.

Police said the man “began to touch her inappropriately” and then let her and the baby out of the car at Northwest 171st Street and Northwest 38th Avenue.

The man then left in the woman’s car. Meanwhile, the woman, who was carrying her baby, ran to a nearby house for help. Miami Gardens Police Department soon found the SUV abandoned around Northwest 178th Street and Northwest 33rd Court. Police detained a person who fit the description of the man, but he was later released.

Police say the person responsible for the carjacking and attempted sexual battery is still on the run and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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