Latest: Car stolen with child inside, police say

Girl, 6, now safe, car abandoned at Heard and Wrightsboro

Richmond County sheriff's deputies and investigators are now searching an area around Wrightsboro Road and Heard Avenue after a vehicle was stolen with a 6-year-old girl inside.

Sgt. Dan Carrier said the car was stolen near the 2100 block of Walton Way, but the thief -- described only as a black male -- abandoned the vehicle after discovering there was a child inside.

The search has prompted several police roadblocks and some commuters might face delays.

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