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Police asking for help after two children thrown from a stolen car on Cleveland's west side

A passerby picked the children up to keep them safe.
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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police are asking for help locating any surveillance video an incident in which two small children were thrown from a car on Cleveland's west side. 

Police were called to the 3200 block of West 31st Street on Wednesday to check on a report that a car had been stolen with two children inside. 

A male who was driving on West 32 Street behind a dark-colored car told police he saw the vehicle in front of him stop at Woodbridge and throw two children out of the passenger side of the car and onto the street.

The man put the children in his car and called the police.

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Police learned that the car had been taken from 3269 West 31st Steet while the children's mother had gone into the house and left the car running with the two kids inside. The mother told police that she had taken the key fob with her believing that the car would not be able to be driven without it. She told the police that the car was locked.  

The children, a six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl were not hurt and were returned to their mother immediately.  The suspect was described as a tall, thin male.

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Police are still looking for the car, which is described as a dark blue 2017 Honda Accord with license plate of L883622.

The car should not be able to be started again as the key fob is not reportedly with it. The missing Honda has a Ganely plate holder and a USMC sticker on it.

If anyone has video or any information on this crime, please contact Detective O’Neil at 216-623-2709 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.