LATEST @ 5.30 PM | A vehicle stolen from a home on the Gold Coast on Thursday afternoon with a five-month-old baby in the back seat has been found.
Police confirmed the infant was located safe and well inside the stolen vehicle, which was found dumped on Keller Crescent at Carrara around 5.15pm.
“The vehicle and baby reported missing from the Molendinar area have been located,” police said in a statement.
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“The baby is safe and well”.
The vehicle was stolen from the garage of a home in Molendinar around 4.30pm on Thursday while the baby’s mother went back inside the house to get another child.
After a frantic search and public appeal for information, the car was located around 45 minutes later.
The infant has since been reunited with a family member at the scene in Carrara as police continue to hunt those repsonsible.
Officers are searching for at least two people, believed to be female teenagers.
Investigations are ongoing.
EARLIER @ 5.00 PM | An urgent search is right now underway across the Gold Coast after a car was stolen from a home with a 5-month-old baby in the back seat.
It’s understood the infant was strapped into the rear child-seat of the car, which was parked in the garage of a house in Molendinar around 4.25pm.
According to Queensland Police, “unknown offenders” then stole the vehicle from the garage with the baby still inside.
Police have warned anyone who sights the vehicle not to approach it, but to immediately contact police.
Please note: Identifying details have since been removed from this article.
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