Police will be asking two parents why they left three children alone in a car before it was stolen last night.
The children, aged two, four and six, were asleep in the car in Henderson, Auckland, when it was reported stolen at 11.45pm. The keys were also inside the car, parked outside a James Laurie St address.
A Waitemata police spokesman said the children's parents were visiting a relative at the address when the car was taken. The children were asleep on the back seat at the time.
The car and the still-sleeping children were found about 1am, 3km away at Parrs Park, Glen Eden.
The spokesman said police had no leads as to who stole the vehicle, a silver Honda Rafaga saloon. The car would be forensically examined today.
"The main thing is the children have been found safe and well."
No arrests have been made.
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