A woman dived onto the bonnet of her car in an attempt to stop a thief getting away with a baby secured in the back seat.
Victoria Police allege a Mercedes station wagon was taken from the Australian International Academy at the intersection of O’Hea and Ross Street in Coburg about 3pm.
It’s understood two woman were standing on the street when a man allegedly jumped into the vehicle and drove off. A six-month old baby boy was in the back seat at the time.
“I heard a woman screaming… call the police,” a witness told 9NEWS.
CCTV showed the woman’s friend then unsuccessfully trying to stop the thief by jumping on the bonnet of the moving Mercedes.
The car was located dumped, with the baby safe and well inside, near Haig Avenue a short time later.
One person has been taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition, a spokesperson from Ambulance Victoria told 9NEWS.
The alleged offender remains on the run.
How scary! I can’t imagine how she would feel.
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