According to West Midlands police, an Audi vehicle was stolen in Marie Drive, Acocks Green in Birmingham shortly after 16:00 PM on Thursday. The mother suffered leg injuries in the carjacking after trying to get her child out of the car, as her four-week-old baby was strapped in a baby seat in the back seat of the vehicle.

Much to the mother’s relief, the baby girl was dropped off at a health centre in Birmingham and is fine, despite the ordeal. They have since been reunited after the mother suffered for 45 minutes, worrying about her baby.

Two thieves steal Audi car with baby in back seat

As reported by the BBC, the West Midlands police are searching for the grey Audi A3 S-line. According to police, the two male thieves approached the baby’s mother as she pulled into the driveway of her home. The mother struggled to get her baby girl out of the vehicle, but the thieves drove off, causing her injuries.

According to a tweet by the Birmingham Mail, neighbours heard screams as the car theft happened.

Baby found alive and well

According to a report by the Telegraph, after the vehicle was stolen, police initially asked the public to keep a lookout for the car, due to concerns over the baby’s well being, asking any witnesses to call 101.

It was at 16:45 that the baby girl was discovered at the Small Heath Health Centre in Birmingham. Medical staff checked the baby over on her arrival and she was found to have no injuries. They then transferred the baby to the Heartlands Hospital, where the mother is currently undergoing treatment.

Chief Inspector Tony Cole of the West Midlands Police said their primary concern had been the safe return of the baby.

Cole said dozens of officers were involved in the search and he added that he is pleased that the search led to her safe return. However, Cole went on to say they are determined to find the thieves who put a mother through what he termed a “45-minute nightmare” that she is unlikely to ever forget.

Police still searching for Audi car

Cole said police believe the Audi drove in the direction of Solihull after it was stolen. The vehicle is a grey Audi A3 S-line with the registration number BJ66 YLV. They hope the public can assist in tracking down the vehicle and the two thieves.

Second carjacking occurred on Monday

Meanwhile, a second carjacking incident happened in Nechells, Birmingham on Monday this week. A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said it was too soon to say the two incidents are in any way connected, but that the officers were aware of the situation.