Police are investigating after two kids were left inside unattended inside a vehicle in Surrey.
It happened just before 7 P.M. outside the Kings Cross mall in Newton.
A bystander called police, who ran inside looking for the parents.
The children’s’ mother was located inside shopping for groceries.
She unlocked the car using her remote, and officers opened the car to let air in and check on the kids.
The mother reportedly finished paying for her groceries before returning to the car and talking to officers.
She told police that the car was left locked, running, and with the air conditioning on.
Surrey RCMP are now investigating.
Inspector Rick Burns says the mother could face charges.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development has been notified.
Burns says nobody should ever leave children unattended in their vehicle.
“You know there’s always the threat of somebody coming along and stealing the car with the children in there, or abducting the children. It only takes a split-second for something like that to happen.”
He adds it’s not known if the children were restrained, and could have seriously injured themselves or others if one of them accidentally put the vehicle into gear.