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Arrest made in theft of truck with 2 boys inside

One person was taken into custody Monday in connection to a case where a truck was stolen from a gas station in south Charlotte with two young boys inside.

The truck was stolen from a QuikTrip Express along Clanton Road Sunday evening around 5:25 p.m. when a man and woman went into the store and left the truck running, police said.

A suspect – described as a black male with a medium build and a short afro haircut, believed to be in his 20s and wearing a gray jacket and blue jeans – jumped into the 2016 Ford F150. Inside were two boys, 9 and 13 years old.

According to police, the 9-year-old immediately jumped out of the truck and the 13-year-old did the same a short time later as the truck was traveling southbound on South Tryon Street.

Neither boy was injured by jumping out of the truck.

Police have not said if the person taken into custody Monday is believed to be the person who took the truck Sunday.

No names or possible charges have been released.

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