Gang of thieves attempt to run down mum, baby after stealing her car

Desperate thieves tried to run down a mother holding her baby moments after stealing her car in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

It was a terrifying experience for a Templestowe woman put in a vulnerable position.

A security camera captured the moment she grabbed her one-year-old daughter and fled their home in fear after a gang of four men forced their way into her house.

The Templestowe mother runs out of her house holding her baby. Source: 7 News
The Templestowe mother runs out of her house holding her baby. Source: 7 News

The men then stole her car, driving it straight at her as they made their getaway.

The car can be seen driving straight at the terrified mother. Source: 7 News
The car can be seen driving straight at the terrified mother. Source: 7 News

One of the men has been described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and 185cm to 188cm tall with dark hair.

One man is described as Middle Eastern in appearance and 185cm-188cm tall. Source: 7 News
One man is described as Middle Eastern in appearance and 185cm-188cm tall. Source: 7 News

"It makes it a very fearful incident for the woman involved," Senior Constable Ben Hales of Victoria Police said.

"Not only has she got to deal with the loss of her property, but she's got the deal with the fact that she was put in danger and her daughter was put in danger at the same time."

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Se. Const. Ben Hales described it as a

Police believe the same gang has carried out at least three other burglaries over the past fortnight.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report anonymously online.

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