D.C. police were searching Monday for a stolen vehicle that had two children inside at the time it was stolen.
The vehicle was described as a black 2020 Toyota RAV4 with a Maryland tag.
The suspect climbed into the vehicle, which was left unattended, and fled northbound in the 3800 block of New Hampshire Ave Northwest at about 7:30 p.m, police said.
The children were found less than a mile away, near the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Allison Street NW, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411.
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