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Plano police need your help to solve a kidnapping case that was a close call for a 10-year-old boy.

They released a surveillance video on Saturday showing a suspect getting out of a car at a gas station, walking toward the door, then later getting back in the car and driving away.

Police said the man stole a car that was left running Friday afternoon at Preston Road and Park Boulevard with a boy and a family pet inside.

The suspect stopped at a gas station about two-and-a-half miles south, at the corner of Preston and Frankford roads in Dallas, at 4:07 p.m. leaving the vehicle for a short time.

That gave the boy a chance to escape and call for help at a neighboring restaurant. The events were recorded by security cameras.

The vehicle was revoered nearby, but the suspect got away.

The suspect described as a black man 5'-11 tall was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray shorts. He was carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Contact Plano police at 972-941-2148 or your local police agency if you have any information about this case.

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