Two teens stole a car with a 3-year-old girl inside from Countdown in Mt Roskill, Auckland, Tuesday night.

The stolen car crashed within blocks of the supermarket shortly after 7pm while police and the Eagle helicopter were moving in on it.

Officers were quickly able to track the offenders across nearby properties.

The youths, aged 13 and 15, appeared in court yesterday on charges of kidnapping, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, wilful damage and assault with intent to rob.