thief sped off in a household automotive with a two-year-old lady strapped in her seat, police have stated.
The lady was reunited together with her household after the Vauxhall Vectra was found three miles away following the terrifying incident in Quarrington Hill, close to Durham, at round 7pm on Wednesday.
Durham Police stated the household had parked their silver automotive exterior a relative’s home to drop procuring off when a darkish Nissan X-Path pulled up on the street.
The Vauxhall’s engine was nonetheless working whereas a member of the household stood by the automotive door and others took procuring inside.
This has been an especially distressing incident for the household, who had been terrified for the welfare of their little one
A person wearing a blue hoodie and black joggers jumped out of the Nissan and climbed into the Vauxhall with the two-year-old strapped right into a automotive seat within the rear.
He then took off at pace because the distressed household tried to cease him, the pressure stated.
The Vectra was found about three miles away round Sherburn Beck, close to Ludworth, and the lady was unhurt, though the household’s cat, which was within the car, has not been discovered.
Detective Inspector Malcolm Bell stated: “This has been an especially distressing incident for the household, who had been terrified for the welfare of their little one.”
Anybody with any data, dashcam or CCTV footage is requested to name 101.