January 4, 2016 Albuquerque, N.M. On Sunday January 3, 2015 At approximately 8:26 p.m a woman who stopped at a local store and left her vehicle unattended briefly with her 3 year old child inside the car to use a self service vending machine had the worst experience of her life. The vehicle was stolen with the child inside the vehicle. Albuquerque Police put out an immediate AMBER alert and authorities as well as employees from the store and citizens worked diligently to find the child.
The stolen vehicle was found shortly after it had been taken but the child was not inside the vehicle. The search for teh child became more desperate for her.
It was about 4 hours later at 12:03 a.m. that the child Caraline Leon-Alcocar was found by Officer Chris Poccia in a parking lot abandoned and alone. Authorities are still searching for the suspect who stole the vehicle and took the child. he has been describe as being 5’11” to 6′, medium to heavy build, possibly Hispanic, when wearing a black puffy jacket with blue jeans.
The child was unharmed, and thankfully Officer Poccia found her before she had come into any danger being left alone as she was in the cold.
Any information that you may have regarding the suspect can be reported directly to the Albuquerque Police at 505-242-COPS.
Congratulations to Officer Poccia for his due diligence in rescuing this little girl.