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Toddler Abducted in Sunnyvale Found Safe in Stolen Car After Daylong Search

SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) -- Jacob Jardine, a child abducted Sunday morning when the vehicle he was sitting in was stolen in Sunnyvale, has been found safe and an Amber Alert has been lifted.

Sunnyvale police reported at 6:11 p.m. that a patrol officer serving a search warrant found the boy inside the car in a parking lot about four miles from where he was taken early Sunday morning.

Jacob Jardine
Jacob Jardine was found safe

Though police say Jacob looked healthy, he was taken to a hospital as a precaution, where he'll be reunited with his mother.

"(We're) super-excited that he was been found," Jacob's aunt, Migdalia Torres, told KPIX. "Can't wait to be able to give him a hug and see him and make sure that he's OK. It's been the worst couple of hours ever and it's just great news to know that he's been found!"

The 2-year-old boy was abducted early Sunday morning in Sunnyvale when the car that he was in was stolen. Authorities were looking for 29-year-old Luong "Tammy" Huynh who, they believed, could have information that would help them locate the boy.

Police were looking for a brown 2008 Buick Enclave, without license plates, suspected to have been used in the abduction. The car was stolen with the boy inside at 3:51 a.m. while his mother was unloading groceries on the 500 block of North Mathilda Ave.

In a statement, police didn't specify whether they found Huynh or the person who may be responsible for the abduction.

The FBI announced this afternoon there was a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to finding the boy. Police previously asked anyone who knows Tammy Huynh or has had recent contact with her is asked to call Sunnyvale police at (408) 730-7100.

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