Dayton police seek suspect, stolen SUV; child inside found safe

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A child inside an SUV stolen Monday night from a delivery driver, but the suspect and vehicle have not been recovered.

“The Dayton Police Department is still actively looking for the suspect as well as the vehicle taken in the incident that occurred Monday in the 600 block of Watervliet Avenue,” the department announced Thursday.

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The SUV stolen is a red 2021 Hyundai Kona with Florida license plate GHLH37.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Dayton Police Department at 937-333-COPS or to remain anonymous, Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.

Just after 11 p.m. Monday a 911 caller reported the Hyundai was stolen in the 600 block of Watervliet Avenue with a child in the back seat, according to dispatch records.

A woman who identified herself as a DoorDash driver told a dispatcher she was grabbing an order when the vehicle was stolen with an 11-year-old child in the back seat. The child was found safe, but it is not clear when or where the child was found.

We will update this story as more information is available.

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