Amber Alert Issued for 6-Month-Old Left in Car Stolen on Westmoreland This Morning
At 9:30 this morning, according to Dallas Police, a woman ran into Max Beauty Supply, located at 7460 S. Westmoreland Road. She left the keys in the car -- a silver, four-door 2006 Dodge Stratus, with the license plates BV9-F940.
Also left in the car: 6-month-old Azia Crawford. Azia, say police, is the daughter of the driver's friend.
According to police, shortly after the woman went into the store, someone stole the Stratus, with Azia inside. Which is why, moments ago, an Amber Alert was issued for Azia, who has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a brown zip-up jacket and blue jeans. Police ask that if you see the car or Azia, call 911 or the DPD at (214) 671-4206.
Update at 11:45 a.m.: DPD just sent word that Azia has been found on Wesleyan Drive, near Camp Wisdom and E. R.L. Thornton Freeway. "Mom is with the baby," per the DPD's note, but "the vehicle has not been located." Police now suspect the entire thing was "a ruse."
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