NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Police are continuing their search for the suspects who abducted a five-year-old boy when they stole a car from a home in Antioch Tuesday night.
Police said the child was in the back seat of his mother's 1999 maroon Chevrolet Lumina when it was parked at a home on Bentfield Drive in South Nashville. The mother left the child in the car while she went to retrieve another child from the home. The car was unlocked with the key in the ignition.
Officials said that witnesses described seeing two black men in their teens or early 20s, walk up to the vehicle, get in and drove away at around 5 p.m.
Surveillance video from a nearby Truck Stops of America on Old Hickory Boulevard showed two suspects arriving at the location at 5:38 p.m. Police said the men apparently told the child to wait at the truck stop for his mother. About an hour later, the surveillance video shows the child wandering around the truck stop.
Toni Lutrick and her husband noticed the child walking around outside and tried to help him find his parents, before ultimately calling police.
Surveillance video from the truck stop showed the two suspects leaving the area on foot headed east. The mother's Chevy Lumina was later found at the truck stop. Police have impounded the vehicle and are processing it as evidence.
Detectives believe it was likely that the suspects live or have friends in the neighborhood surrounding Bentfield Drive. Anyone knowing their identities is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.