Mum’s horror as her baby was snatched by an opportunistic thief who drove off with her car, the little boy still in the back seat.
After hours of searching the four-month-old baby was found safe and well and reunited with mum.
A man has just been charged with abduction and will face court today.
Superintendent Matt Nairn told 9NEWS, ” We are very, very pleased with the outcome at both in locating the young bub.”
” It’s very, very stressful for everybody and all the emergency services, and I really want to applaud both the media outlets and the public for their assistance because that’s paramount to us locating this young baby.
The baby was found several hours later, strapped to the car’s back seat, allegedly not aware and probably sleeping throughout the ordeal.
The mum was visibly shaken but highly relieved to find a baby healthy.
The police caught up with the offender in the city location, where they arrested the man responsible and potentially a second offender that may be associated with the attacker.
It is alleged that the man knew the baby was in the car.