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25th Aug 2022

Car thief left 9-month-old baby face down on path in Dublin

Kat O'Connor

The 9-month-old was left on the path by the thief.

A man who stole a car with a 9-month-old baby in it left the infant facedown on a path when he realised she was still in the vehicle.

The incident occurred on Sunday, August 21st in Cabra, Dublin.

The man abandoned the baby girl on Fassaugh Road, Cabra before speeding off in the stolen car.

A group of women witnessed him dumping the baby on the path and rushed to save her, The Irish Times reports.

Luckily, the infant was not physically harmed during the incident.

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the robbery.

They believe the man was watching the family outside their home in north Dublin before stealing the car.

The baby girl’s brother was also in the car when the man jumped into the vehicle on Sunday. However, the 7-year-old managed to jump out before he drove off.

It is believed the mum momentarily left both children in the car outside their home on St Attracta Road in Cabra.

After fleeing from the car, the young boy ran into the house and told his mother and grandfather what had happened.

They then rushed to a second car and drove after their stolen vehicle. They then found their baby girl on Fassaugh Road with the women who rushed to her aid.

Gardaí recovered the stolen car on Thursday, August 25th, but have not yet made any arrests.

However, they are following a strong line of inquiry.