An Amber Alert has been cancelled after a four-year-old Toronto girl, who police say was abducted from her home in the city’s west-end, was found safe Friday morning.
Police said the child was inside a vehicle when it was stolen from outside a home on Romanway Crescent around 6 a.m. in the area of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Police said the car was left running at the time and the child was sitting in the back seat.
Ontario AMBER Alert has been cancelled— AMBER Alert Ontario (@AMBERAlertONT) March 10, 2017
The child has been found safe
Det. Ranbir Dhillon said a parent went inside the home to get another child when the vehicle was stolen by an unknown suspect.
Police said the child was located inside the abandoned vehicle just before 10 a.m. at a parking lot not far from where the car was stolen.
“Somebody walking by found the car,” Dhillon said. “It’s running. She’s inside, and our officers got on scene, confirmed that she’s inside.”
Dhillon told reporters the girl was not injured.
“Our officers arrived on scene and confirmed she’s OK,” Dhillon said. “This is the best possible outcome.”
Police said they don’t have a description of the suspect and the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities are once again warning motorists, especially parents, to never leave the car running outside unattended with a child inside.
“Do not leave your children in the car running,” Dhillon said. “You should be there with your child, especially if they’re this young. Do not leave your child in a car alone ever.”
VIDEO: A Toronto Police detective provided a timeline of the abduction – and eventual location – of a child after an Amber Alert was issued in Toronto Friday morning.
ABDUCTION:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) March 10, 2017
Romanway Cr + Plainfield Rd
-4 yr old girl has been located
-She is safe/sound
Thank everyone for their concern/assistance
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