Teen arrested after car stolen with 4-year-old girl in back seat

Authorities say a 16-year-old male has been arrested in connection to the kidnapping of 4-year-old girl who was in the back seat of a car when it was stolen from outside of a Spring gas station. The girl has since been reunited with her family.

The Harris County Pct. 4 Constable's Office says the girl’s mother quickly went into the gas station around 11 p.m. Sunday and left the car running. That’s when deputies say someone rode up on a bicycle, got in the car, and drove off with the girl still in the back seat.

Deputies with the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office spotted the car and a pursuit ensued. The pursit lasted about 15 to 20 minutes and reached speeds around 120 mph. Deputies lost sight of the vehicle, but a wrecker found it abandoned.

Deputies say the child was found safe in the vehicle and was checked out by EMS as a precaution.

Deputies, K9s and DPS helicopter searched the subdivision for the suspect, but after almost three hours it was called off.

On Monday, the constable's office announced the arrest of the teen.