A Gosnells father says he was left angry and terrified after his car was stolen with his young sons in the back seat.
Damien Williams was loading his sons Blake, 9 and Mitchell, 6, into his car for the run to school about around 8.15am yesterday when he had to run back inside his Verna Street home.
Returning less than 30 seconds later, Mr Williams saw a thief jump into the driver’s seat of his car and start his car.
“I turned to look at the car and there was this fella jumping into the car,” he said.
“I ran up, hauled the door open and chased him out on to the street with it.”
With his sons screaming in the back seat, Mr Williams was knocked to the ground as the car pulled out of the driveway, the open door narrowly missing his head.
“I chased him up the street and was on the phone to the cops at the same time,” he said.
“I’ve run about 900m up to Corfield Street and seen him turn the corner.”
Mr Williams said his sons told him the thief apologised repeatedly to his sons, and bizarrely offered to take them to school.
The thief eventually released them at a nearby bus stop, before driving off.
While his silver Subaru Impreza is yet to be recovered, he said his sons were the only thing on his mind.
“I wasn’t that panicky until he took off — I was quite distraught at that stage,” he said.
“They were a bit shaken up and in a bit of a mess.
“It certainly wasn’t something you expect to happen in your own driveway.”Anyone who witnessed the theft, or has seen Mr Williams’ car, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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