Boston Police found the car on Putnam Street this morning.Metro file

Boston Police have confirmed they have recovered a car that was stolen with a three-year-old boy inside it Sunday in East Boston.

Police say a silver Acura was taken from a parking spot near a Bank of America ATM located close to the corner of Bennington and Porter streets in Eastie around 9:40 a.m. Sunday.

The driver of the car was using the ATM, while the boy was left in the car.

The alleged thief -- 50-year-old Ronald Smoot -- dropped the child off at a Mobil station on Meridian Street shortly after he stole the car.


The car was recovered on Putnam Street this morning, according to Boston Police, just 8 a.m.

Smoot was arraigned on Monday and held on $25,000 bail.