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Encinitas: Child reunited with parents after being found alone inside a Michaels

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ENCINITAS (CNS) - A preschooler found wandering by himself Thursday in an Encinitas art supply business was reunited with his parents more than six hours later.

Employees at the Michaels store in the 300 block of North El Camino Real spotted the child, identified only as Connor and believed to be about 4 years old, walking around alone in the business at about noon, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The workers made announcements over a public address system in the store and searched surrounding parking lots and shops, to no avail. They then made a 911 call, and deputies took over the effort, canvassing the area and making loudspeaker announcements from a patrol helicopter.

The parents were eventually located and reunited with the boy about 6:40 p.m.

"An investigation is ongoing. However, Connor's parents are not considered suspects," according to a sheriff's department statement.

No details were released about how the boy ended up alone in the store or when and where his parents were located.

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