Police say a baby is in the care of social services after a vehicle theft in Saskatoon on Wednesday. (CBC)

A baby is safe and is now in the custody of social services after a vehicle theft that happened on the west side of Saskatoon.

Police were called to the corner of Avenue F and 20th Street on Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m. CST.

Officers spotted and stopped the stolen vehicle several blocks away. Police said the baby was not in the vehicle before it was stolen, and that the child appeared to belong to the two would-be thieves.

A man and a woman were arrested at the scene.