Two babies safely recovered after two separate car thefts in Surrey, Vancouver
Two babies were recovered unharmed in two separate daytime car thefts in Surrey and Vancouver.
In the first incident, Surrey RCMP said a baby was abducted after a vehicle left running in the driveway of a home in the 17200-block 58 Avenue was stolen.
The baby was strapped into a car seat inside.
Mounties said multiple resources were deployed in search for the vehicle, including an Amber Alert.
It was while both the mother and baby were asleep that a suspect got into the unlocked driver’s seat and drove the vehicle to Science World.
When the women woke up the suspect fled.
Const. Tania Visintin called the car theft “exceptionally bold,” given there were people inside the vehicle.
“Thankfully, the woman and her child were physically uninjured and none of their belongings were taken.”
Police are looking for the car thief, who was last seen near Quebec Street and National Avenue, and are asking anyone with information to call police at 604-717-4034.
The man is described as white, about 25 to 35 years old. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black winter coat with yellow trim with a black and yellow logo on the back, black pants, brown shoes, and a black hat with a red brim.