A MOTHER-of-two has been run over and killed while trying to stop a man from stealing her car outside the family home in Perth.
The woman in her 50s was run over three times in front of her adult children while trying to the stop the thief on Friday morning.
She had reportedly spotted the man trying to steal the car from her Cedar Court home around 10am and rushed out onto the street to try and stop him.
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After mowing the woman down in the usually quiet cul de sac, the man jumped out of the car and ran away from the scene.
The mother-of-two sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where tragically she succumbed to her injuries and died a short time later.
The woman has been described by friends as an amazing woman who would do anything for anyone.
The alleged car thief was nabbed by police around 10kms away in Hamersley 90 minutes later.
He remained in police custody overnight, awaiting charges.