AMBER Alert in Greensboro canceled after car stolen with 14-month-old in back seat; baby found safe


UPDATE: Greensboro Police said Josea Andre Petty has been located and is safe.

Greensboro police say the child’s father, Jamal petty, was driving the car, and Josea was found around 7 a.m. by a couple outside a home on Memphis Street.

The couple says they found the baby in their garden

They say the baby was crying, and they found him in a car seat with a jacket on. The couple wrapped the baby in a blanket and called police. 

He is currently being evaluated at the hospital.

The original story is provided below:

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An AMBER Alert was issued early Saturday by the Greensboro Police Department for Josea Andre Petty. Josea is 14 months old. He is described as approximately 2 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 35 pounds. 

SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW FOR a photo of Josea and photos of the stolen vehicle and suspects.

He was last seen at 12:16 a.m. Saturday at the Valero Gas station at 2715 South Elm-Eugene Street Greensboro, in the rear seat of a dark gray 2018 Kia Sorento with North Carolina license plate 5D16DV; which has been stolen.  

He was last seen wearing a green sweater, gray sweat pants, and white socks.

Allegedly, there are two unidentified abductors.

The stolen vehicle is a gray 2018 Kia  Sorento with NC license tag number 5D16DV.

Anyone with information regarding Josea is asked to contact the Greensboro Police Department at 336-373-2287 or 911.

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