Man allegedly tries to steal baby from mum in broad daylight Man allegedly tries to steal baby from mum in broad daylight
A mother clutched her baby and screamed loudly as a man tried to snatch the child out of her arms. The woman could be... Man allegedly tries to steal baby from mum in broad daylight

A mother clutched her baby and screamed loudly as a man tried to snatch the child out of her arms.

The woman could be heard yelling, “don’t take my baby” as she fought back the alleged attacker on Timaru’s main street on Saturday about 1pm.

The man, who wearing a loose fitted black hoodie, a cap, and dark sunglasses, was seen trying to wrestle the baby capsule stroller off the woman.

He allegedly punched the mother in the face several times, but eventually handed the baby back to the woman as a crowd of people came to her aid.
One onlooker, who tried to calm the alleged attacker, was also punched in the face.

Gertu Phillips, 48, was shopping with her daughter when she heard a scuffle breaking out.

“We heard a lady screaming, it sounded like it was behind a car and there was some scuffling and fighting I believe,” Phillip said.

It appeared the man was trying to steal the baby from the woman, she said.
“Well it looked like it, I first thought it’s a family issue with the dad wanting the baby back because he was both, you know holding on to the baby’s chair but we were quite far away but she was screaming, like very loud,” Phillip said

The man then left the scene, and was seen grabbing a black backpack from a nearby car before casually walking down Stafford St.

Sergeant Grant Lord said two police officers had arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the alleged assault about 1.27pm.

He had been found about 300m from the scene.

Lord said the man will appear in court facing two assault charges.

Obinna Onyia

  • Teria roberts

    August 27, 2016 #1 Author

    Thats sad , i wish i woulda been there too help her in the poor baby , Some people have nothing better to do but take stuff

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  • Nya Dotson

    August 27, 2016 #2 Author

    Thats sad i dont understand why people do things like this

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  • Sheniqua

    August 27, 2016 #3 Author

    So sad

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  • Kelsea

    August 28, 2016 #4 Author

    This is so sad. How horrible that a person would even think about doing something like this.

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  • Sha’terria Ward

    August 28, 2016 #5 Author

    Woooow 😔

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  • Aaren Adams

    August 28, 2016 #6 Author

    Smh idk understand why somebody would think that’s okay 😔

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  • Kena

    August 28, 2016 #7 Author

    This is every mother’s nightmare!!!! Thank God the baby didn’t get hurt and she was able to fight for her baby.

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  • Tia Rodriguez

    August 28, 2016 #8 Author

    Its just sad to see police brutality and all lives matter.

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