THE BRONX — An SUV with a child and his 81-year-old grandmother inside was stolen in the Bronx on Wednesday, an NYPD spokesman said.
Officers found the SUV, with the victims still inside, after the vehicle got stuck in traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said.
Police located the Toyota Rav 4 after they pinged the victim’s cell phone.
The theft started after a 49-year-old mom exited the car in the Bronx, leaving her 11-year-old son and the boy’s grandmother inside, police said.
Police arrested 31-year-old Shane Cooper, of Teaneck, New Jersey, and he will now face charges including grand larceny, kidnapping, reckless endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, according to the NYPD.
Correction: The suspect’s age has been updated.