According to investigators, the mom of the child went inside a Family Dollar store on Richland Springs and Imperial Valley.
She left her child inside the car. While she was in the store, the male suspect took her car and drove away.
Authorities were able to find the car with the child safely inside near Richmond Springs Drive and Remington Heights.
The suspect was wearing a black hoodie with the numbers "713" on the back.
No other details have been released.