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Charlotte Mother Reunited With Infant After Carjacking

Posted August 27, 2003 12:00 p.m. EDT

— A mother was reunited with her 2-month-old daughter Wednesday after the infant was taken in an early morning carjacking outside the woman's Charlotte home, police said.

Officials said the carjacking occurred around 8 a.m. Wednesday in north Charlotte. Authorities were looking for a 1997 green Honda Accord with a North Carolina temporary 30-day license plate.

The carjacking led police to activate the Amber Alert system, which apparently led officers to the stolen vehicle in a parking lot with the baby still inside. Someone in the area spotted the car and called 911, police said.

"We have recovered the vehicle and the baby is safe," said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Keith Bridges. "She is being checked out by Medic and she will be taken to the hospital for further tests."

The woman's car was found less than two miles away from where it was taken.

Police are still searching for the carjacking suspect. The alleged carjacker is described as a black man about 50 years old. He is tall, and has an Afro and a mustache and is wearing a blue shirt.