NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Police Department is now saying an 8-year-old girl was not inside a vehicle that was stolen from a Norfolk gas station Friday afternoon.
The incident happened around 3:50 p.m. at the Wawa located at 1146 N. Military Highway.
Officers located the stolen vehicle and detained a person of interest after a pursuit. The child was reported found by 5 p.m.
According to Google Maps, the Wawa is about 4.6 miles form Leeta's Hair Palace at 4970 Cleveland Street, where the child was found.
Police said later Friday that after a preliminary investigation, the child was not in the car as was reported to authorities.
Five juveniles have also been detained in connection with the stolen car.
#Update. The preliminary investigation has determined that the 8-year-old was not in the stolen car as reported to Police. At this time, five juveniles have been detained in connection with the stolen auto. This investigation is still ongoing. More details will follow. https://t.co/zdGaswsmq8— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) December 4, 2021
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