Children Inside Car When Man Tries To Steal It, Mom Ticketed

Takai Beard

Colorado Springs police say a mom left her two children inside her car while she went into a store. The car was running and a man got inside to steal it.

It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Walgreen's at 920 N. Circle Dr. in Colorado Springs.

Police say the woman was gone from her car for about 10 minutes. The suspect who tried to steal it realized there were two children inside and abandoned the car. He ran away from the area.

Police say the children are 8 months and 3 years old.

Mother Takai Beard is facing charges of child neglect. She was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Police are still searching for the suspect who tried to steal that car. He is described as a white male in his early 20s. He is about 5-foot-7 and was last seen wearing a white baseball hat and white hoodie.