Police seek suspect who stole van with children inside

Longueuil police have released a video and more details concerning the theft last month of a van with three children inside.

Police say the owner of the van had stopped outside a daycare on Coulonge Street in Longueuil on Monday, Feb. 25 at about 5:50 p.m., but had left the vehicle running because of the intense cold.

While the owner was inside a man passing by jumped into the front seat and drove off but abandoned the vehicle just down the street after the children — the owner's two kids, aged 7 and 8, along with an 8-year-old friend — began screaming.

The children were not injured.

More information is available on the Longueuil Police Facebook page.