Police in Ome, Tokyo, said Monday that car with two young children in the back seat was stolen just after noon on Sunday. The car was found just over 20 minutes later only two kilometers away from where it had been stolen with the children crying but unharmed.
According to police, the two children -- a girl aged 5 and her 2-year-old brother -- were left in the car while the parents went into a convenience store to pick up a few items, leaving the key in the ignition, Fuji TV reported. The children's father immediately called police and reported that their car had been stolen with the children inside.
Police said they are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the thief.© Japan Today