Deputies: Man steals vehicle with child inside, leaves behind cell phone

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say stole a vehicle with a child inside. The theft and kidnapping happened on May 31, 2015 in the 12000 block of Jefferson Highway.

21-year-old Jerry Thomas III is wanted by EBRSO for theft of a motor vehicle and simple kidnapping.

Deputies say the vehicle was left running with the child inside when Thomas took it. A family member found the vehicle and began chasing it.

During the chase, Thomas crashed the car and ran off.

Deputies found a cell phone inside the vehicle that belonging to Thomas during the investigation.

The child was not injured during the crash.

If you have any information on Thomas' whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867. You can also text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

Remember you do not have to give your name to collect any Crime Stoppers Reward, but you must contact Crime Stoppers.

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