This is the alarming moment a kidnapper snatches a toddler from the street in broad daylight – without breaking his stride.
CCTV footage from the Saka Naka area of the city of Mumbai, India, shows two-year-old Shireen Fatima stumbling around outside her father’s shop.
The toddler is seen stepping carefully down onto the pavement before bumping into a man walking past.
But instead of simply stepping around Shireen, the man brazenly picks up her and walks away with her, barely breaking stride to do so.
Shireen’s father, unnamed in reports, only discovered his daughter was missing shortly after the man walked off with her.
He recalled: “Fatima was playing outside, but when we came outside to call her she was not there.”
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The panicking dad immediately reported the disappearance to police, who checked the CCTV covering the outside of the shop for clues.
After six hours, they arrested a 28-year-old man named as Sandeep Parab and Shireen was thankfully returned to her parents.
It was not immediately clear whether the little girl was harmed or what Parab’s motives were for taking her away.