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Taylorsville thief steals car with young girl inside

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A Taylorsville mother is recovering from a frightening night. Friday a thief tried to steal her car with her daughter inside. As of Saturday the would-be kidnapper is still on the loose, and police need your help to find him.
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A Taylorsville mother is recovering from a frightening night. Friday a thief tried to steal her car with her daughter inside. As of Saturday the would-be kidnapper is still on the loose, and police need your help to find him.

Amber Nixon tells Reporter Brian Carlson she was terrified.

"She started screaming at me - "Someone is stealing your car, someone is stealing your car!" said Amber Nixon, mother.

Amber Nixon said Friday night around 9:15 p.m. she left her car running outside the Oak Meadows Condominiums near 41st South and Redwood Rd. Nixon ran up to grab something out of a friends apartment and left her 6 year old daughter inside the car. Before she came back, someone stole it.

"I think every person in a 10 mile radius could hear me screaming at the top of my lungs because I see all these kidnapping stories and it only takes a few minutes to take your daughter," said Nixon.

The thief drove only a few blocks before he ditched Nixon's daughter and her car outside another set of nearby apartments. He got away before police could find him.

"We're asking for the public's help, if anybody knows that individual or has information about the suspect(s) call Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000," said Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department.

Although Nixon has her daughter and car back. She said it's a lesson for her to be more careful.

"I will never do that again," she said.

The mother learned a lesson, but police are still trying to find the thief/kidnapper. As of Saturday evening, all they know is he's a brown skinned man with a bald head, last seen wearing a dark hoodie and basketball shorts. He may have got away in red or burgundy colored Ford Escort. If that sounds familiar to you, call police.

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