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Police: Delmar Man Arrested for Stealing Car With Baby Inside

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LAUREL, Del.- Police have arrested a Delmar, Del. man for kidnapping and car theft after they say he stole a car that had a baby inside.

According to Delaware State Police, the incident happened Sunday just before 9 p.m. as a 25-year-old man was parked outside a relative's house on the 32000 block of Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel. Police said the man was in the car with his 1-year-old son while his 10-year-old son went inside to visit an ailing relative. Troopers said that after a few minutes, the father went inside to get his older son, leaving the baby in the back seat of the idling car. According to police, when the man came back out a minute or two later, his car had been stolen.

Troopers said after a 911 call was placed, a description of the car, along with the registration number, was broadcast over police radio. Within eight minutes, Laurel police found the car parked and still running at the intersection of Bi-State Boulevard and Bacons Road, about two miles from the home it had been stolen from, according to police. The baby was still inside the car, unharmed, but police said the suspect had run away.

Police said that at 9:30 p.m., the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Frederick Najdek, was located in the area of Dorothy Road just west of Route 13. Troopers said the investigation revealed Najdek had stolen the car, but parked it and ran away upon hearing the child crying in the back seat.

Najdek was charged with second-degree kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle and ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $55,000 cash bond, according to police.

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