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Burglars Leave 4-Year-Old in Car in San Francisco: Police

After arresting two suspected burglars in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood early Monday morning, police found a 4-year-old boy, possibly related to the suspects, left in a car by himself.

Officers responded at 2:13 a.m. to a reported burglary in progress in the 100 block of 27th Street.

Witnesses heard noises and running inside a building under construction there, police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

One suspect tried to flee by running along rooftops, but apparently injured himself in the process of fleeing and hid before a U.S. Park police dog eventually located him. The other suspect ran out of the building and into police custody, Gatpandan said.

Jim Colopy, a neighbor who witnessed the incident, thought the police “did a great job and were very brave.”

Officers confirmed no other suspects were in the building and during the course of their investigation, they found the 4-year-old, according to Gatpandan. Paramedics evaluated the boy and took him to San Francisco General Hospital.

NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang contributed to this report.

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