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Two teens accused of stealing car in Silver Spring with 2-year-old girl inside

Vehicle recovered later, with girl not injured; boys charged as juveniles

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Two teenage boys are accused of stealing a car from a gas station in Silver Spring with a 2-year-old girl inside last week, Montgomery County police said.

The 15-year-old boys, both from Northeast D.C., stole the car from a gas station in the 8600 block of Georgia Avenue on June 16, police said in a press release. The 2-year-old daughter of the car’s owner was in the backseat.

The girl’s mother stopped at the gas station to vacuum her car, police said on Thursday. When she got out and walked around the car to put money in the vacuum machine, one boy ran to the car, got in the driver’s seat and drove away.

On Thursday, police released a 25-second video that shows the mother walking around the car and the boy jumping and driving off.

A witness told police that the boy drove onto Colesville Road and picked up the second boy. They later stopped on Colesville Road and fled the car, the witness told police.

After the witness gave detectives a description of the boys, officers found the car on Colesville Road, police said. The girl was not injured.

The boys were arrested and charged with vehicle theft and kidnapping, police said. They were charged as juveniles.

Montgomery County police normally does not release the identities of suspects when they are charged as juveniles.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com