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Car with two children inside reported stolen

2 children recovered safely

Car theft with two kids

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Around 5:15pm on November 29, 2017, the Idaho Falls Police Department received a report that a white Toyota Sequoia with two small children inside was stolen from the Grand Teton Council - Boy Scouts of America office, located off ofSouth Yellowstone in Idaho Falls. 

It was reported that the vehicle was left on and unlocked at the Boy Scout Office for about 5 minutes. There were two children inside, ages 2 years old and 4 months old. 

Minutes later, another caller reported to dispatch that a white Toyota Sequoia was left unattended at the intersection of South Boulevard and 7th Street in Idaho Falls.

Officers found both children in the SUV on South Boulevard. The children were unharmed. Officers checked the area for witnesses but could not locate any. The mother was notified and came to the location to be reunited with her children. 

Many people offered help to the woman, and one man even drove her to go get her kids.
"She kept going through I should've done this or I could've done things differently," Michael Timm said. "I kept giving her support and reassurance that this happens to be a situation that things turned out alright."

Detectives were notified. They processed the SUV for evidence before releasing it back to the owner.

There are no still suspects at this time.

As the incident remains under investigation, no determination of any changes for any individual involved in this incident have been made. 

Anyone who might have information about the incident is encouraged to contact Idaho Falls Police at 208-529-1200.

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