Toddler found safe after car theft incident

PETALING JAYA: A fourteen-month-old toddler who was abducted during a car theft near a shopping complex in Subang Jaya has been found.

Prior to the discovery, the girl's uncle Niezam Petrelli had posted on his Facebook account that his niece has been abducted near Subang Parade at about 10pm Saturday.

He said his 25-year-old brother-in-law had just parked his wife's car in front of a restaurant when an unidentified man drove the vehicle away.

Niezam's brother-in-law works as a restaurant manager.

The post received more than 1,300 shares within two hours.

A source said at the time of the incident, the girl's father had left the girl in the car with the engine on to call his wife.

"He had just stepped out of his vehicle to call his wife when he noticed a white Perodua MyVi driving nearby.

"In the car were a couple and two children. The next thing he knew, the man drove away the vehicle with the child in it," he said.

A report was immediately filed and a search was immediately launched.

When contacted, Niezam said the toddler has been found at the Bukit Jelutong rest and relax area about an hour after the incident.

"Alhamdulillah, she is safe! We received information that my niece was left at the RnR before being taken to Bukit Jelutong police station.

"I thank everyone for helping us find my niece," he said.

More about

Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.