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Car thieves find child in back seat, drop him off at school

Two car thieves dropped an 8-year-old boy off at school after they discovered him in the backseat.

Norfolk Police spokesman Daniel Hudson says the boy was sitting in his mother’s car in her employer’s parking lot when two men got into the vehicle on Wednesday morning. The mother had left the keys in the ignition.

Hudson says the boy told police that the men asked him which school he attended. They then took him to Ghent Elementary School and dropped him off.

The mother called police after she returned to the parking lot found the car and her son were missing.

Police found the boy unharmed at the school. The car was located abandoned about 3 miles from the school.

The investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made.