Authorities located a car and child Wednesday about an hour after they were reported stolen in the Vermont Vista area of South L.A.
Around 5:50 p.m. a woman pulled into the parking lot of Melody Liquor, near the intersection of 108th Street and Vermont Avenue, which is also a UPS pickup location, according to Lt. Michael Modica with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
She ran inside to grab a package but left her engine running and 3-month-old infant in the back seat; when she returned, she saw someone take off with her car with the baby still inside, Modica said.
As Sheriff's officials were preparing an Amber Alert, both the baby and car, a neon green 2010 Dodge Caliber, were found near the intersection of 85th Street and Halldale in the Manchester Square area of South L.A., Modica told KTLA shortly after 7 p.m. The child was unharmed.
The Los Angeles Police Department had found the vehicle and reported it as abandoned with a child inside.
Surveillance footage from the liquor store shows a blue Nissan carrying two men and one woman pull into the parking lot. The woman is seen getting out of the Nissan and making off with the Dodge.
Officials were searching for all three individuals as suspects. The woman is described as black and 20 to 23 years old with star tattoos on her back and was wearing a white bandana and gray sweatshirt.
KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this article.