Parents reunited with baby after their car was stolen from a Lenexa Bank of America

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LENEXA, Kan. -- A car was stolen from a Bank of America parking lot in the area of 95th and Monrovia on Monday at about 6 p.m., with a 5-month-old baby girl inside, prompting a metro-wide search.

FOX 4's Eric Burke reports that the stolen Ford 500 was found about 45 minutes later near 79th and Wornall on the Missouri side of the state line in a convenience store parking lot. The baby was safe, and found asleep in the backseat while the car was still running.

Police say the parents were outside of the car in the bank parking lot while the engine was running when a man got into the driver's seat and sped away. Burke reports that the parents were talking with another couple when the thief made his move. The 5-month-old was in the backseat and strapped into a car seat.

One of the parent's cell phones was left in the car and helped officers track the car to where it was found a little over an hour later. The child was found inside and wasn't injured, and was handed to over to a relieved father and sobbing mother.

The suspect was gone by the time police arrived and remains on the run. Police say the only description they have of the suspect is that he's a white or Hispanic man with a small build and was wearing a hoodie style sweatshirt.

Police also say a pedestrian was struck as the thief sped away from the bank, but that victim is expected to be okay.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, FOX 4 will provide updates as more details are confirmed.