FLORISSANT, Mo. – Frightening moments for a father in Florissant overnight after his SUV is stolen from a gas station and convenience store with his two babies inside.
An Amber Alert was issued but fortunately the infants and SUV have been found.
Police said they received a call at around midnight about a black Hyundai Tuscon that was stolen.
According to officers, the father went into a 7-11 located at 105 Dunn Rd., which is right off Interstate 270. He left his vehicle running and unlocked while he went inside the gas station, it was gone when he came out.
An amber alert was issued and the search began. Authorities say the children were 16 days old and 10 months old.
About three hours, officers said the vehicle was found abandoned on Edgefield in Moline Acres about six miles away from the original scene with the babies still inside. The alert was canceled at 3:25 a.m.
The stolen vehicle was eventually towed to the Florissant Police Department. Police say the children were unharmed and have been reunited with their parents.
Officers are still searching for the suspect or suspects responsible.