The NSW Police smashed the window of a car to rescue two children who were locked inside.
They were discovered at a shopping centre in Sydney’s northern beaches about 2.20 pm on Monday.
Other people called emergency services after seeing the children inside a car.
Firefighters and police then arrived at the scene to find the children, who were strapped in the back seat.
The police were able to break the vehicle’s window after failing to get access to it.
The kids, who were four and one years old, were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
A woman who came to the scene a short time later was questioned by the police.
According to the NRMA, over a thousand kids were rescued from vehicles in 2022.
In January, over 200 kids were left in cars in NSW and the ACT, which is a record high for the area in five years.
Christine Erskine, from Kidsafe NSW, said it is very important that people think about the risks when it comes to shopping.