Teen steals SUV with three children still in vehicle, later crashes

ST. ANN, Mo. – A mother has been reunited with her children after her SUV was stolen Friday afternoon with the kids still in the vehicle.

According to St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jiminez, a real estate agent got out of her SUV to check a property. A teen jumped in the driver’s seat and drove off. The children in the SUV were all under the age of 3, including an infant.

A short time later, a St. Ann police officer began to chase after the stolen vehicle.

The suspect eventually pulled over and dropped the kids off at a park before crashing near the intersection of St. Charles Rock Road and Woodson. Police said the suspect, who told officers he's 16 years old, hit a Metro bus and a pickup truck at the end of the chase.

The suspect was injured in the crash and taken into custody. A seven-year-old boy inside the pickup was also injured and taken from the scene.

Nobody on the Metro bus was injured.

Officers said they are looking into if the suspect already has a criminal record.