BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WECT) – The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department is searching for a man who is wanted for stealing a vehicle and kidnapping a 3-year-old child Thursday afternoon.

According to the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, Joshua Brandon Miller, 26, is wanted for taking a black 2016 Toyota Corolla 4-door with North Carolina license plate EBK-8338.

Officials say the kidnapping occurred around 4 p.m. at the Olde Brunswick Store located at the intersection of Fifty Lakes Drive and N.C. Highway 133.

Officials say Miller was originally a passenger in the vehicle and when the driver went into the store he drove away with the vehicle. The 3-year-old was in her car seat in the back of the vehicle.

He stopped the vehicle on Fifty Lakes Drive, a short distance from the store, and removed the toddler from the vehicle leaving her in the middle of the road, according to police.

The toddler was found unharmed and returned to her mother.

Miller is wanted for kidnapping and larceny of motor vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Boiling Spring Lakes Department at 910-363-0011.Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved.