Four-year-old goes missing with stolen auto

Police are looking for a Toyota Camry similar to this one

She went back inside for a moment and when she came out, the vehicle was gone, 680 NEWS reports.

"She's OK, but we're going to double check that by having an ambulance come by and making sure 100 per cent".

With the stolen auto reported west of Toronto, Peel Regional Police asked business and property managers to check if the vehicle might be in their parking lots.

She was found inside the auto, which was left running, at Rosemount Avenue and Weston Road.

The hunt for the girl began shortly after 6 a.m. when police said her parents put her in the running vehicle, then returned inside their home to retrieve another child.

"Someone walking by found the auto".

Forensic investigators will now study the auto for information that could identify a suspect. Dhillon said. "We obviously want to find out who did this".

Earlier in the day, police said the theft of the vehicle appeared to be a crime of opportunity rather than an abduction.The auto had been left running when it was stolen. Repeated alerts were issued by Toronto police and a frantic search ensued.

"The parents had put the child in the vehicle". "At first, we believed this to be an opportunistic theft".

Police arrived on the scene and affirmed the girl was fine.

"Do not leave your children in a auto alone".

Det. Dhillon used the opportunity remind parents not to leave children unattended.

"We want to alert people not to approach this vehicle", Hopkinson warned.

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