Police: 8-year-old girl not inside vehicle stolen from Norfolk gas station; 5 juveniles detained in connection with theft

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 22:10:11-05

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.

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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.

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