Police: Man attempted to steal car with child inside

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – A man is behind bars for allegedly trying to carjack a minivan while a mother was placing her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning in Attleboro, according to police.

Police said the mother was able to jump back into the car and lock the doors before the suspect, Andrew Dowhan, got inside.

She then drove away and then called 911.

Police said the attempted carjacking happened just an hour after Dowhan was released on personal recognizance for breaking and entering and larceny charges.

A judge ordered Dowhan to be held in jail without bail on Wednesday.

He is due back in court on July 15.

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