Shocking moment a stranger snatches an 18-month-old boy from an Asda trolley and tries to walk away with him
- Police hunting for a woman who tried to ‘abduct’ a child from supermarket
- The incident happened in an Asda in Bexleyheath, south east London
- Boy was 18 months old and his mother grabbed her child back from woman
This is the shocking moment a women was filmed picking a stranger’s toddler up out of a shopping trolley and trying to walk off with him.
The mother was at the checkout when the female suspect lifted the child out of the shopping trolley.
A women was filmed picking a stranger’s toddler up out of a shopping trolley and tried to walk off with him in an Asda in Bexleyheath, pictured
The mother then grabbed the child back, pictured, before the suspect left the scene
The suspect, pictured on CCTV, was described as Asian and aged around 65
She then started to walk away with the 18-month-old boy before the mother intervened and grabbed her child back.
The suspect is described as being Asian and about 65 years old.
She had black hair in a ponytail and was wearing glasses during the incident, on Sunday April 23.
A police spokesperson said: ‘The mother of the child was at the checkout when a female lifted the child out of the shopping trolley and started to walk away with him.
‘The mother obviously intervened and grabbed her child back.’
She was later caught on CCTV leaving the shop in south east London. Her hair was tied in a ponytail and she was wearing black glasses
Police have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information on the woman, pictured, to come forward as soon as possible