(KTVI) – Police are continuing to search for a man suspected of abducting at gunpoint his baby girl and her mother.
The ordeal started just before 9:00 A.M. Wednesday when, according to police, Bryan Grant, 23, broke into a townhouse in the 2600 block of Vanity Fair in North St. Louis County, using a rock to shatter the patio door. Once inside, Grant allegedly forced the mother and baby into a tan Ford Explorer at gunpoint and took off.
The townhouse belongs to the victim`s sister, who had invited the victim and her baby to spend the night to babysit.
Brittany Bell, the victim`s sister says she was told by the victim that Grant threatened to ‘take her out,’ which is when she decided her best move was to jump out of the moving car as it headed down Jennings Station Road.
Grant kept going with the baby still in the car.
“I am glad she did jump out of the car because Lord knows I don`t want anything to happen to my sister,” Bell said. “I just want him to get caught. He needs to go to jail and pay the price.”
St. Louis County Police issued an amber alert.
Then at about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, police received a call letting them know the baby was safe. She had been dropped off by an unknown woman at the suspect`s mother`s home near St. Louis Avenue and Goodfellow Boulevard in North St. Louis. That is also where they found the suspect had left the Explorer.
The baby was taken to Christian Northeast hospital to be checked but initial reports say the baby was unharmed.
The mother had only minor injuries to her leg as a result of jumping out of the moving car.
“She was trying to avoid him, she didn`t even want to go home, because he lived right around the corner from where she stayed,” Bell said, adding that her sister had gotten a restraining order against Grant. “I just want this gangster off the street.”
Grant is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, weighing 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information should contact the St. Louis County Police at (314) 889-2341 or 911.
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