Three young children who were asleep inside a car when it was stolen in West Auckland last night were reunited with their parents early today.
A police spokesman said the children, aged two, four and six, had been left in the car, along with the keys, while their parents were visiting a relative on James Laurie St in Henderson.
The children were asleep on the back seat when the car was taken.
The car was reported stolen at 11.45pm and found just over 3km away at Parrs Park, in Glen Eden, just after 1am with the children, unharmed, inside.
The children were then reunited with their parents.
A Waitemata police spokesman said this morning the children's parents would be spoken to about leaving their children unsupervised.
He said police had no leads as to who stole the vehicle, a silver Honda Rafaga saloon, which would be forensically examined today.
"The main thing is the children have been found safe and well," the spokesman said.
No arrests have been made.
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