5-year-old safe after carjacking in Butner - WNCT

5-year-old safe after carjacking in Butner

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A 5-year-old boy was found safe in Durham after being taken during a carjacking in Butner.

Police said a suspect took a white Chevrolet Suburban with Kashis Roberts in the backseat during a carjacking at Depot Exxon on N.C. Highway 56 at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"I looked out the window and seen my truck pulling off...I realized my son inside. I told the store attendant, 'call the police someone stole my truck and my son is in the back,'" Roberts father said.

The Suburban, which had a 30 day tag on it, was seen headed toward I-85 after the carjacking. 

Roberts was dropped off at the Wilco Hess on East Geer Street in Durham.

"He told me to get out," the child told WNCN's Steve Sbraccia.

He wondered outside by the gas pumps for a while and then walked into the store. 

WNCN was told a Durham Police officer, who is a regular customer at the gas station, happened to be inside at the time. 

After a few minutes inside the store, the child walked up to the Durham Police officer and told him he had been kidnapped.   

When they returned Kashis to his parents, who were waiting anxiously at the Butner Public Safety station, his mother Monica said, "I just ran to him, grabbed him and held him and kissed him a thousand times."

The missing SUV was later found at the Carver Pond Apartments on the 4000 block of Merriweather Drive in Durham. 

No information on a suspect has been released.

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