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ATLANTA (CBS46) -- A child has been found safe after a vehicle was stolen at a Buckhead shopping center Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1:40 p.m. at the shopping center in the 2900 block of Peachtree Road. 

According to investigators, Raffin'ee Gonzalez had left the vehicle running with his toddler in the backseat when an unknown man suddenly jumped in and stole the vehicle. During the incident, a witness attempted to stop the suspect from fleeing the scene. 

Police recovered the vehicle abandoned nearby, reporting that the child was still inside and appeared unharmed. Gonzalez was charged with reckless conduct. 

Atlanta Police announced during a press conference on Thursday that keys are left in half of stolen vehicles in the Atlanta area. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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