Do you recognize this man? He’s wanted in Lacey for stealing a car with a baby inside

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Lacey police are asking the public for help in identifying and locating a man who stole a car with an infant in the backseat.

According to the Lacey Police Department, the police were dispatched about 9:20 p.m. Sunday to an auto theft that had just happened at the 76 gas station on College Street Southeast. A man reported someone got into his silver 2000 Honda Accord and drove off with his 7-month-old baby still inside.

With the help of a passerby in a car, the victim tried to chase the vehicle on southbound I-5.

An image of the man was taken from surveillance footage.

Lacey police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who stole a car with an infant in the backseat on June 26.
Lacey police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who stole a car with an infant in the backseat on June 26.

Police from every agency in Thurston County were sent out to look for the man in the stolen vehicle. Not long after, a person called 911 and reported they found the car on Karen Fraser Woodland Trail. The man had exited the car and made a comment about having taken it before throwing the keys back into the car and taking off on foot down the trail.

K9 units were deployed and police established a perimeter, but the man had not been found as of Monday afternoon.

The infant was found in the vehicle unharmed and asleep. The baby and car were returned to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 with case reference number 2022-3216.