Baby found after car stolen in Adelaide with four-month-old boy inside

·News Reporter
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South Australian Police searching Adelaide for a stolen car with a baby inside have found the four-month-old boy "safe and well."

An emergency alert was raised on Monday morning when a 2009 white Honda Jazz sedan was taken from Fourth Avenue in Klemzig around 7.42am.

The baby was seated in a capsule on the backseat.

Police say the thief pulled up in a stolen grey Mazda ute and switched vehicles while the baby's mother was inside a local deli.

"Police attendance revealed that a male has excited another grey utility and left the stolen vehicle and hopped in the Honda Jazz and driven from the scene at the time with [the baby's] mum trying to intervene and stop him from leaving," Superintendent Matt Nairn said.

A white Honda Jazz.
A white Honda Jazz, similar to this one, was stolen with a four-month-old baby on the backseat in Adelaide. Source: Wikiemedia Commons

At 10.09am, police found the Honda on Wilkinson Court in Enfield, about four kilometres away, in the city's north.

The baby was founded safe and well in the backseat.

"It is a great relief to SA Police to reunite mum and child," Superintendent Nairn said.

"As I reiterate, a four-month-old."

"You can imagine the distress that that caused mum."

Paramedics attended the scene but no further action was needed, however Superintendent Nair said the mum will get the baby checked over by a doctor.

Police are still searching for the suspect who is described as Caucasian and in his mid-20s with dark hair.

Police have released images of a man alleged to have stolen the Honda Jazz. Source: SA Police
Police have released images of a man alleged to have stolen the Honda Jazz. Source: SA Police

Anyone who may have seen the Honda, with a registration plate of S619AXE, or the grey Mazda BT ute, with a registration S6728ZT, is urged to call 131 444 immediately.

Police are also very interested in speaking to anyone who may have dashcam footage of either vehicles.

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