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After a mother left three small children — ages 6, 4 and 7 months — unattended in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Algiers, a tow truck driver towed it across the river to a lot on Canal Street, the New Orleans Police Department reported Monday night.

He said he did not realize there was anyone in the vehicle until after arriving at the lot.

The children were not harmed.

The NOPD is investigating the incident.