A mum was horrified when a thief drove off in her car – while her baby was inside.
The woman, from Ashford in Kent, rang police in a panic after the vehicle was taken from her driveway.
She had briefly left her child in the car with the engine running when the thief got inside and drove it away.
Minutes later the car was discovered abandoned with the child safe and sound inside.
The mother and child were then reunited.
It happened in Beavor Lane, Ashford, on Tuesday.
The incident happened shortly before 3pm on Tuesday February 5.
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Crime scene investigators are now conducting a forensic search of the car, while officers are making inquiries for CCTV footage."
Detectives are hoping the theft was caught on CCTV.
Anybody who witnessed the incident or has any information should call Kent Police on 101.
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