By WCCO-TV Staff

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say a 6-year-old boy was briefly kidnapped Tuesday night in an auto theft.

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It happened near the 2900 block of Aldrich Avenue South in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood just before 9 p.m.

The stolen Chevrolet Cruze was found a few blocks away about 35 minutes later. The child was still inside, and was unharmed.

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Police are searching for the thieves.