OZARK, Mo. — A 5-month-old baby is unharmed after being found inside a stolen car in southwest Missouri.

The child’s aunt told police she went into a Rogersville convenience store for just a couple of minutes Wednesday evening and left her niece in her Chevrolet Impala. When she returned the car was gone.

An Amber Alert was issued and within 45 minutes, someone spotted a car matching the description near the town of Ozark.

By the time Greene County deputies arrived the car thief was gone but the baby was found in the back seat.

The baby is back with her family. Police are searching for the car thief.

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