Police in Toronto hunting for suspect who stole car with little girl inside

Police in Toronto hunting for suspect who stole car with little girl inside

The incident has been upgraded from a case of theft to abduction [stock photo]

Friday, March 10, 2017

An amber alert has been issued in Toronto after a family car was stolen from outside a family home - with a little girl inside. 

The mother of four-year-old Christina Nyuyen had strapped the child into her seat, and then had gone back inside to collect a second child. 

When she came back outside, the car had been stolen.

Toronto police posted an alert on Twitter to warn residents of what had happened: 

As the thief hadn't given up the vehicle by 7:30am local time, the case was upgraded from theft to abduction. 

Police have stated their view this wasn't deliberate, but a "crime of opportunity."

More information as it comes.