A man who allegedly stole a car from a West Alton gas station Sunday night, with a two year old in the back seat, is wanted by police. The suspect reportedly jumped into the running car and sped away while the parents were inside the store. The car and the child were found about an hour later in Jennings with the toddler unharmed.
St. Charles County Police say the man entered the Pit Stop convenience store shortly before the theft around 10pm Sunday, and his photo was captured on surveillance video. He is described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, with long braided hair, and was last seen wearing a white tank top and white shorts. You can see a photo of the suspect at this story at Alton Daily News.com. If you know of his whereabouts, contact police at 636-949-3020 ext 4465.