Police hunting woman in face mask who attempted to steal boy, 2, from mum's arms | The Sun

POLICE are hunting a woman who tried to pull a two-year-old boy from his horrified mum's arms.

The mum had one child in a pushchair and another in her arm when she was approached by the stranger, who was muttering under her breath.

She was then forced to cling on as the suspect attempted to grab the toddler from her arms.

Thankfully she did not manage to succeed and ran off when challenged by the mum.

Police have now launched a probe into the horror, which took place just before 6pm yesterday in Nottinghamshire.

They are trying to track down the suspect, who has been described as a white female, aged 50 to 60, and of a small, skinny build.

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She was wearing a blue face mask, a pink puffer coat with the hood up and dark blue jeans.

Officers are now appealing for any motorists who were in the Arnold Lane area with dashcam footage to get in touch.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Stanley said: “This would have been a frightening experience for the mum, and we are treating this report extremely seriously. We have a team of officers working to locate the suspect.

“We know incidents like this will alarm the public. So far, we believe this is an isolated incident and have had no further reports of this nature.

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“To offer further reassurance to the public we will be increasing patrols around the Gedling area while the investigation is underway.

“It is imperative that we speak to the person responsible and are calling on the public’s help.

"Did you witness the incident, or do you know who the suspect is? We would really like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident number 0706 of the 19th April 2023.

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