LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A suspect is in custody after they stole a van with two young kids inside, according to North Las Vegas police.
On Monday around 8:25 p.m., NLVPD responded to a call at a convenience store in the 4700 block of West Cheyenne Avenue after receiving a report of someone stealing a van with two “very young” kids inside.
The mother of the kids ran after the van on foot. The suspect eventually pulled over and let the kids out of the car on Decatur Avenue and then left the area, police said.
According to police, an NLVPD traffic officer saw the van getting onto I-15 southbound from Cheyenne Avenue and started a pursuit.
The suspect did not stop and officers did not know if the two kids or the mother were in the van at the time, police said.
Officers continued to pursue the van until the suspect crashed into another car near I-15 and Charleston Boulevard and then ran off, according to police.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident and the two kids and mom were located unharmed, police said.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital.