SOUTH GATE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they believe a thief stole a car and then abandoned the vehicle when they realized a 2-year-old boy was inside.

KCBS-TV reports South Gate police say when the father of the child went to pick up his daughter at his mother-in-law's home at about 7 p.m. Monday, someone jumped in the car and took off with the boy sleeping in the back.

The car was located 15 minutes later about 2 miles away.

The boy was unharmed.

Police are looking for the suspected car thief and searching through security video from the area.

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Information from: KCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2.com/