Kids safe after carjacking in north Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two kids are safe after Memphis police say they were taken during a carjacking Sunday night.

Police said someone left the two kids in the car with the engine running in the 3800 block of Macon in the Berclair area before it was stolen with the kids inside.

"There was this lady that came in to buy some bread or something, and she left her two kids in the car and then she came back and her car is gone," Diana Perez said.

The car and the kids were later recovered safely a few blocks away in the 4100 block of Wales in North Memphis. The car thieves remain at large.

"I feel a lot better just to know that the kids are back with their family and nothing bad happened to them," Perez said.

It's at least the third time since July children have been left in cars stolen in Memphis.

"Parents are irresponsible. How can you leave keys in the car with the kids in there?" Jen said.

Memphis Police Department wants to remind parents to never leave kids in a car unattended.

"I'm still shocked that Memphians are still leaving vehicles running with kids inside. That is unacceptable. That is crazy. Quit doing it," Memphis Police Director Rallings said.

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