Police: Teen carjacks and crashes vehicle with children inside

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two little kids are safe after someone carjacked their vehicle while their mother went inside a store.

The victim called police to the scene at the Dollar General in the 3100 block of South Perkins Road around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

She had left her car running while going inside to buy drinks, she told police, when a teenaged suspect pushed her to the ground and took her car, a gray 2004 Chrysler Pacifica.

Her two young children — 3 years old and 2 months old — were inside the car at the time, police said.

Police said the car was found about a mile away in the 4500 block of Willow Creek Drive, where the driver had crashed at the front entrance to Willow Creek Apartments.

The kids were still inside, unharmed.

The suspect remains at large. He’s described as a 14-year-old who’s about 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds.

The mother was issued a misdemeanor citation for child neglect.