‘Nightmare she’ll never forget’ – mum reunited with four-week-old baby after carjacking ordeal

‘Nightmare she’ll never forget’ – mum reunited with four-week-old baby after carjacking ordeal

A MOTHER has been reunited with her four-week-old baby daughter this evening following a terrifying carjacking ordeal.

The baby was in her car seat when the robbers struck, before they drove off with the little girl still in the vehicle.

She was found unhurt around 45 minutes later, however the mother received injuries during the robbery.


Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: “Our primary concern was the safe return of this young child and dozens of officers, including specialist resources, were drafted into the search, which I am so pleased has resulted in her safe return.

“We are still determined to trace the offenders who have put this mother through a 45-minute nightmare that she will never forget.

“Please help us with any information you may have which will assist our search.”


The incident occurred this afternoon as the mum pulled into her drive in Acocks Green, Birmingham and was immediately approached by two men.

As she struggled to get her child out of the grey Audi A3, the pair drove off, injuring the mother in the process.

Officers across the city were immediately mobilised to search for the baby and 45 minutes later an ambulance crew at Small Heath Health Centre in Chapman Road found her safe and well, still in her car seat.

The little girl was taken to hospital to be reunited with her mother, who was receiving treatment for leg injuries.

The grey Audi A3 S Line has the registration number BJ66 YLV.

Previous incident

It is the second such incident in Birmingham this week.

On Monday, a mother fled her Audi A3 with her two-year-old daughter as her partner was attacked with a chain.

The incident happened after a gang of three men staged an accident with the Audi in the Nechells area, about six miles north of Acocks Green.

Anyone with any information on either incident is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.