Police find 3-month-old baby from stolen truck; suspect being sought

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BRIGHTON, Colo. -- A 3-month-old left inside a truck that was stolen in Brighton was found safe after being abandoned in a Denver alley on Tuesday.

Then, a woman who was watching the evening news, realized the stolen truck was parked outside her house in Lakewood.

The red Ford F150 was stolen at 3:35 p.m. outside of a smoke shop in the 1500 block of Bridge Street in Brighton. The parents of the 3-month-old left it running with the child inside, the Brighton Police Department said.

The child was found unharmed about an hour later in a car seat in an alley behind the 700 block of Raleigh Street in Denver, about 30 miles from where the truck was stolen.

Residents say the suspect came speeding around the corner, parked in the alley and told a man he left the baby there. Nasario Arellano brought the baby inside his home and called police.

"I came out here to get my trash can and this man that was walking this way told me there’s a baby here so I just walked over and picked him up and brought him in," Arellano said.

Karen Fisher said she was watching "FOX31 News at 9" when she realized the stolen truck was parked outside of her house on Benton Street in the area of West Sixth Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Lakewood.

Police are still looking for the suspect, though they don't have a good description. It's unclear if he lives or works in the Lakewood area, or if he just left the truck there.

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