Surrey RCMP release sketches of suspects in child abduction case

© Provided by Vancouver Sun Sketches of two men allegedly involved in a vehicle theft and child abduction on Nov. 9 in Surrey.

Police have released sketches of two suspects in a vehicle theft and child abduction case last week.

Surrey RCMP said at around 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, a vehicle parked, but left running, in the driveway of a home in the 17200-block 58 Avenue was stolen with a baby strapped into the car seat inside.

The baby was recovered unharmed about an hour later after a bystander found the vehicle abandoned blocks away in the 5900-block 177B Street.

Police now believe there were two men involved in the incident. The first suspect allegedly stole the vehicle with the baby, while the second man allegedly drove a secondary vehicle, a black Mercedes SUV.

The first suspect is described as a heavy-set Caucasian in his late 30’s, with short hair and face stubble. At the time, he was wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt.

The second suspect is described as a skinny Caucasian man in his late 30’s to early 40’s, bald, missing a tooth, and wearing a grey sweat suit.

Police are also releasing photos of two vehicles whose drivers may have been in the area when the vehicle was stolen.

Anyone who recognizes the witness vehicles are asked to contact RCMP at 604-599-0502.