05/07/2015 10:55 EDT | Updated 05/07/2016 05:59 EDT

Municipal workers in B.C. find child OK in stolen vehicle: Mounties

HUDSONS HOPE, B.C. - Police in northeastern British Columbia say a three-year-old child has been found safe inside a vehicle that had been reported stolen less than 30 minutes earlier.

RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman says Mounties in Hudson's Hope first received the complaint early Thursday afternoon.

He says police set up a perimeter, and the local fire chief and municipal maintenance workers assisted with the search in town and on a highway.

Tyreman says two municipal workers found the stolen vehicle abandoned in an alley behind a gas station and convenience store.

He says the child was still in a car sear, in good spirits and didn't require any medical attention.

Police believe the incident was not targeted, and the vehicle was abandoned once the suspect realized a child was inside.