CERRITOS (CBSLA) – A couple were arrested for leaving their two young children alone in a stroller outside a Cerritos mall Friday night while they shopped inside.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that the two children, ages 2 and 3, were found by a passerby in the parking lot of the Los Cerritos Center at around 8:15 p.m. The children were in a stroller behind a parked car, the sheriff’s department said.

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Deputies were called to the scene and the children’s parents weren’t located until 9:35 p.m. It was determined the parents had been shopping inside.

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The children were rushed to Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a precaution and later released to the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

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The parents, identified as Saud Audousari and Muneirah Almowanas, were arrested on felony child endangerment charges.