Baby in stolen Sharjah car survives 7-hour ordeal

Car was stolen with one-month old child in it

The Sharjah Police managed to find a baby, Lilas, after the one-month old child spent seven hours in the vehicle after it was stolen with her in it. 

On the last day of Ramadan at 9:52 pm, the central operation room of the police received a tipoff that someone had stolen a car that had a one-month-old baby in it. 

The car’s ignition had been switched on and left unattended in the 6th industrial area of Sharjah. 

Instantly, the police patrols and security teams were rushed and deployed to locate the stolen vehicle and return the baby safe to her family. 

Within seven hours of the incident, an Emirati identified as Ibrahim Ahmed Al Basry Al Shamsi saw the car (a Toyota Prado) carrying a number plate (87518- Abu Dhabi-6) parked in the Muwaileh area in Sharjah among a number of cars and the ignition was switched on. 

Immediately, the security teams moved to the reported location, where they found the car and the baby inside it. 

The baby was sent to Al Qasimi Hospital instantly in an ambulance to ensure her health and she was found to be in a sound condition. The baby’s father was summoned to complete the procedures. 

Gulf Today quoted the Director of the Information Department and Public Relations at the Sharjah Police Colonel Sultan Abdullah Al Khayal as calling on the public not to leave their vehicles running while they were parked, pointing to efforts made by the General Command of Sharjah Police in raising security awareness. 

He stressed that police should not tolerate motorists who leave the vehicle in a running condition and also emphasised the need for compliance with the laws and instructions issued by concerned bodies.


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