Two children kidnapped in stolen vehicle in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two young children were kidnapped by a car thief in Washington, D.C.   The children have since been located and reunited with their family after being located about one mile away from the scene of the crime.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance in a stolen auto and kidnapping offense that occurred on Monday, January 11, 2021, in the 3800 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest. At the time of the theft, two children were inside of the vehicle.

At approximately 7:28 pm, the suspects entered an unattended running vehicle with two children inside of the vehicle. The suspect entered the vehicle and then fled the scene northbound in the 3800 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest.

The vehicle is described as a black 2020 Toyota Rav4 with Maryland tags 3DY5327.