LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police in Long Beach say two small children were found by themselves on a street Thursday morning.
A passerby called police when they saw the two children at Atlantic Avenue and 60th Street unattended at a busy intersection.
The children, two black males, are approximately 1 and 2 years of age.
The children appear to be in good health. Police believe they are brothers.
The older child was found wearing a T-shirt, shorts and sandals, and the younger child was wearing a T-shirt and diaper.
Police couldn’t find any witnesses who knew the children or anyone who saw them dropped off at the location.
Security video from a nearby store shows a good Samaritan holding the boys’ hands and walking down the street in an effort to find their parents.
Moments later, a police officer shows up, but also had no luck locating the parents.
“[The kids are in] very good spirits, good health, good condition. So, this one’s a ‘we don’t know.’ It’s a whodunnit right now,” Long Beach police Sgt. Robert Woods said.
All law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County, as well as the five surrounding counties, have been notified, and area hospitals have been alerted, police said.
The children have been turned over to the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Anyone who recognizes the children or has any information regarding their identity or the identity of their parents should call Long Beach police at (562) 435-6711.