Minivan full of sleeping children stolen in South Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A minivan full of sleeping children was stolen early Sunday from the South Chicago neighborhood, Chicago police said.

A 30-year-old couple flagged down police just after midnight to report that an unknown man had taken off in their van.

The couple had left the van running at an Amstar gas station near East 89th Street and South Saginaw Avenue while their children, aged 3, 4, 6 and 14, were asleep inside.

Police said they found the van abandoned a few minutes later in the 8900 block of South Saginaw with the children still asleep inside and unharmed.

No one is in custody.
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