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Teen arrested in connection with theft of SUV — with baby inside

ST. PETERSBURG — Earlier this month, police released a surveillance video showing a person leaving a baby on a stranger's front door after a sport utility vehicle was stolen from a church parking lot with the baby inside.

On Monday, police said they had made an arrest in the case — a 14-year-old boy who apparently left a fingerprint inside the stolen 2013 Toyota Highlander.

Raynard Webb was arrested Sunday on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Police say he was involved in the May 18 theft of the SUV at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 2580 12th Ave. S.

The baby, who was in a carseat in the back, was dropped off at a nearby house shortly after the 2:15 p.m. theft. The SUV was found later that night in a parking lot at 735 22nd Ave. S.

The video of the person placing the baby in front of a house is grainy and unclear, police said, so they are looking into the possibility that others were involved in the theft.

[St. Petersburg Police Department]

[St. Petersburg Police Department]

Teen arrested in connection with theft of SUV — with baby inside 06/02/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 2, 2014 5:56pm]
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