Car stolen with two toddler brothers in it is found

Brothers Jayden, 1, and Carlos Cortez, 2 (at right), are seen in a composite of family photographs; the brothers were the subject of an Amber Alert for missing children after the car they were in was stolen in Cathedral City, California, March 23, 2016.


Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 7:47 AM EDT

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Two Southern California toddlers have been found safe after authorities located the car they’d been in when it was stolen.

Cathedral City police said on Twitter that the two brothers were in their babysitter’s Honda Accord when she stepped out for an errand Thursday night and someone stole it.

An Amber Alert was issued identifying the boys as 1-year-old Jayden Cortez and 2-year-old Carlos Cortez.

The car and the children were found early Friday in Desert Hot Springs.

Police say they have no information on the suspect.

Desert Hot Springs is about 12 miles north of Palm Springs and about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.