UPDATE: HOUSTON (KHOU)- Investigators with the Houston Police Department have released the sketch of a suspect tied to Monday morning's car theft and Amber Alert for an 8-month-old baby.
HPD said the suspect is described only as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, in his late teens to early 20s. Surveillance video of the crime is expected to be released later Monday afternoon.
It was just after 3 a.m. when an Amber Alert was issued for little Genesis Haley.
The baby's mom told police she ran into the Texaco at 1110 North Sam Houston Parkway to pay for gas. That's when someone jumped in her car, with the baby still inside, and took off.
Police found the car a short time later just a few miles away, but the baby was nowhere to be seen.
About five hours after the Amber Alert was first issued, a passing jogger found the girl crying in a car seat that was left in tall grass not far away. HPD said the little girl appeared to be okay, but she was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Call HPD at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS if you have information about the suspect.
HOUSTON (KHOU) - A jogger found a missing baby girl alone and crying in tall grass on Houston's north side early Monday.
The baby, 8-month old Genesis Haley, was at the center of an Amber Alert overnight.
The jogger told police she found the girl crying in a car seat. An ambulance took the baby to the hospital to get checked out.
An Amber Alert was first issued for the little girl shortly after 3 a.m.
According to the Houston Police Department, the baby was in her mother's car at the Texaco Gas Station at 1110 North Sam Houston Parkway West when the car was stolen.
The mom told police she left the child in the car while she went into the station to pay for gas. While she was in the store, she looked outside and saw her car driving away.
A short time later, police found the car abandoned not far away on Greens Parkway near Fall Lake Road. The vehicle's plates were missing, and items from the car were dumped in a nearby grassy area. The baby and her car seat were missing, however.
HPD K-9 officers and a helicopter assisted in the Amber Alert search before the jogger found the girl, who was apparently unharmed.
Anyone with information about the suspect or suspects involved is asked to immediately call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.