Police issue warning after girl goes missing when idling vehicle stolen

A four-year-old girl was returned to her family after going missing when the vehicle she was in was stolen outside her home.

Police said the vehicle may have been abandoned when the child was discovered inside and are concerned for her safety.

Suspect is still outstanding, no description yet.

"She's okay", Dhillon said, but paramedics will attend to check up on her just in case. Ranbir Dhillon during a press conference Friday morning. But it happens and this is not the first time a thief has abandoned a vehicle with a child in the back seat.

Police said the child, named Christina Nyuyen, is described as a four-year-old girl, three-feet tall, with shoulder length hair, brown eyes and wearing a red jacket, pink trousers and a white hat.

"We are thinking it's an opportune crime where it's a vehicle that's running and nice and warm for somebody to take it", Jacob said. "She was still inside". It's running, she's inside.

"We need to get to her as quickly as possible".

Det. Dhillon would only say that the Toyota was found within Toronto police's 12 Division, whose boundaries include the Humber River on the west, Highway 401 on the north, the Canadian National Railway line on the east and St. Clair Avenue on the south.

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. A distinguishing feature is rust on the front passenger side.