Police: 3 children found after Amber Alert issued, suspect arrested

Howard Mullis. (Photo/Twitter/@Colerain_Fire)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Police arrested a man who allegedly stole an SUV with three young children inside Saturday afternoon in Colerain Township.

It happened just before 2 p.m. at the Pit Stop convenience store at Pippin and Galbraith.

Police said three young children, two 4-year-olds and a 1-year-old, were in the back of a silver Volkswagen Touareg SUV when it was taken from the store while the father was inside.

The children were missing for nearly three hours before they were found in the car at Walmart on Colerain Avenue. All three were safe and reunited with their family.

Police arrested 33-year-old suspect Howard Mullis from Cleves around 5:30 p.m.

The car owner said he didn't know Mullis.

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