PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A toddler found abandoned and asleep in a stroller Saturday morning is now in Arizona Department of Child Safety custody according to the Phoenix Police Department. 

Now police need your help identifying a woman who may know more information about who the child is and why he was left by himself.

[WATCH: Video shows woman pushing stroller in which abandoned toddler was found]

Police found the boy, who is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old, in a busy shopping center parking lot near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road around 8 a.m. 

"Someone who was on their way to work, was walking by a pile of really just debris and among that debris was a stroller and inside the stroller was a little moving leg," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis. 

Lewis said stroller appeared to be in a parking space in front of Subway, partially hidden under food wrappers and surrounded by other junk. 

[WATCH: Security video shows woman pushing stroller, shortly before child found abandoned]

The child was wearing a black "The Beatles" t-shirt, gray sweatpants and one gray sock when police found him.

Officials took the boy to the hospital as a precaution. Luckily, he wasn't hurt. 

Surveillance from Food City, which is located in the same shopping center, shows the child was with an unidentified woman earlier that morning.

New Monday, police released that security video showing a woman pushing the same boy in a stroller into the store around 5 a.m. 

"She spent about an hour and 45 minutes in the bathroom of that store until she eventually left," added Lewis. 

The woman appears to be between the ages of 20 and 40. Officials are still looking for her.

The Phoenix Police Family Investigations Bureau is asking the public for help. If you know anything about the child or woman, call Phoenix Police at (602) 262-6151.

 


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