BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police responded to a kidnapping/stolen vehicle call on Bailey Avenue, near Weston Avenue around 11:50 p.m. Friday.

According to police, a driver left his car running with his 6-year-old son inside as he went into a store. A suspect reportedly took off in the vehicle with the boy still in the back seat. Just after 12:05 a.m., officers found the vehicle on Andover Avenue, near Olympic Avenue. The boy was in the back seat unharmed.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot.

BPD asked that anyone with information on the incident to call or text the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255. They also urged drivers not to leave their vehicles running while unattended, as an individual can take off with a vehicle that is left running in a matter of seconds.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.