The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:31 pm

Police find vehicle used in Monday incident

Person of interest not considered suspect in theft of car with baby inside

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police have identified a person of interest after finding a vehicle that was stolen with an eight-month-old boy inside earlier this week.

Linzey Woods, 20, was seen running from the 2007 black Ford Fusion about 9:46 a.m. Wednesday near North Harrison and West Fourth streets on the city's north side.

Woods was arrested on an active arrest warrant and interviewed by Fort Wayne police detectives. He is not considered a suspect in the theft of the vehicle, police said.

The baby was inside the car when it was stolen at the Phillips 66 station on Broadway about 8:15 p.m. Monday. His mother left the car running while she went inside the gas station, Fort Wayne police said.

The baby was returned to his parents after he was dropped off at the back of the Speedway convenience store at Sherman Boulevard and Margaret Avenue about a half hour after the vehicle was stolen.

The police investigation is ongoing, police said.


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