By Tim Jimenez and Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A baby, reported to be in the backseat of a stolen car early on Monday morning in West Philadelphia, has been found safe, but police are still looking for the suspect.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
Police say they found the four-month-old baby on the steps of a private residence at Penn and Greene Streets in Germantown.
The baby was not injured, but was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital to get checked out.
This all started a little before 8:00 a.m. Police say the baby was in the backseat of a white Town and Country minivan that was stolen at 48th and Walnut Street.
Police say the baby’s father, Kareem Moore, went into a corner store, but kept the van running.
The father says he remembered his phone was left in the vehicle and moments later he was texting with the thief who indicated he would leave the baby on a Germantown street.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
“I came out of the store and it was like my life just stopped,” Moore said. “When I actually texted the phone, from the store owner’s phone, he told me where my son was at,” Moore explained.
After 15 minutes, the infant was found by officers, wet but otherwise unhurt.
He was quickly reunited with his mom and dad.
“The good thing is, I got my son back,” Moore said. “He’s smiling, playing with mommy right now and I’m about to go play with him too,” Moore said.
Police are still looking for the van; license plate beginning with J-M-X, and the driver.
The Philadelphia Police have released video of the incident on their YouTube page.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
Anyone with information is urged to call police.