Toddlers in Amber Alert Found Safe Inside Stolen Car: Police

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Editor’s Note: The article has been updated to reflect that the boys have been found.

The two boys that were in the backseat of a car while it was stolen were found safe inside the abandoned vehicle early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said.

Jayden and Carlos Cortez were found by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies inside the abandoned white Honda Accord, with its engine still on, at around 2:40 a.m. parked at a church in the 17400 block of Bubbling Springs Road, Cathedral City police said.

Jayden, 1, and Carlos, 2, was taken to a hospital for evaluation and have since been reunited with their family, authorities said. 

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The person who stole the vehicle has not been located.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Thursday night after a thief took the car with the two toddlers in the backseat.

An unknown suspect stole the white 2016 Honda Accord at around 6:45 p.m. in the 31500 Block of Whispering Palms Drive. They were last seen heading to Ramon Road, according to NBC affiliate KMIR. The car has tinted windows. The license plate is 7TJR654.

The boys were in their babysitters’ car when she stepped out for an errand and someone stole it.

There were no immediate details about the person who took the car.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can contact Det. Alirio Moulin at 760-770-0381 or Sgt. Alberto Ruiz at 760-770-0320.

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