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Stolen van located, baby inside safe and sound

Last Updated Dec 2, 2018 at 11:42 pm EST

Police on scene at a North York plaza where a van with an infant inside was stolen on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018. The child was found safe two hours later. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

Toronto police say a two-month-old baby who was inside a stolen van has been found safe and sound on Sunday evening after the vehicle was abandoned.

Police responded to a call for the theft of a brown Toyota Sienna van around 7:40 p.m. at Italian Gardens Plaza in the Islington Avenue and Satterly Road area.

An infant boy was inside the van at the time it was taken.

Const. David Hopkinson said an Amber Alert was not issued because the incident was not deemed an abduction, but police did not rule it out.

Police say a local resident found the van abandoned on Cricklewood Road near Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive approximately two hours later. The child was uninjured and was assessed by paramedics on scene. An investigation is ongoing.

Police on scene on Cricklewood Road where a van with an infant inside was abandoned after being stolen on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018. The child was found safe and sound. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
Police on scene on Cricklewood Road where a van with an infant inside was abandoned after being stolen on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018. The child was found safe and sound. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

There is no word on a suspect or suspects at this time.