NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two teenagers accused of stealing an SUV with two children inside in Connecticut have been arrested.
New Haven police say a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old have been taken into custody after an SUV was stolen Wednesday night.
WVIT reports the children’s mother got out of the SUV and left it running as she walked toward Roberto Clemente Elementary School to pick up another child.
Police say that was when the 14-year-old jumped into the car and took off without realizing the children were inside.
Officials say the teenager eventually took the children out of the vehicle and left them near a baseball field where they were later found by a woman.
The 18-year-old has been arrested related to items stolen from the vehicle.
The case remains under investigation.
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