THE BRONX - Police say a Bronx family got the scare of their lives when a thief stole their SUV with their child seated in the back seat.

Authorities say the theft happened at about 10 a.m. yesterday morning. Police say after the thief realized the child was in the car, he stopped the vehicle, left the child on the sidewalk and drove away.

Officers are still looking for the family's 2033 Chevy TrailBlazer with license plate number FDV3944.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.