2 children found safe after man steals vehicle with them in the back seat


    Officers say Jarrod Gilliam stole the woman’s car with her four and five-year-old children in the back seat while she was inside a store. (Tulsa County Jail)<p>{/p}

    Tulsa police say two children are safe after they were kidnapped while in the back seat of their mother's car when a man stole it.

    Officers say Jarrod Gilliam stole the woman’s car with her four and five-year-old children in the back seat while she was inside a store.

    It happened near east 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Boulevard Friday night.

    Police say they got a call from a witness saying they saw Gilliam stealing the car. Officers searched for the vehicle and located it near Apache and Lewis with the children inside.

    An officer followed Gilliam to the Lucky Sam's store at East 36th Street North and North Lewis Avenue, where he was arrested.

    They say both kids were safe and returned to their mother.

    Gilliam is in the Tulsa County Jail on complaints of kidnapping and larceny of a motor vehicle.

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