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Published: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 2:14:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 2:23:20 PM

Kids in Puchong carjacking reunited with mother an hour later

PETALING JAYA: The mother of two children who were feared abducted on Tuesday morning in Puchong Perdana could heave a sigh of relief after they were found by a passer-by and reunited with her less than an hour after the incident.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the mother had been dropping off her four children at their babysitter’s house in Jalan Dahlia at around 7.10am when her car was driven off with two of the children still inside the vehicle.

ACP Yahaya said the woman had left the two children, aged nine and three months old, in the car while she dropped off the two others at the house.

As the mother came out of the house, she saw her car being driven away.

“She ran after the vehicle but only managed to get as far as the nearby school,” said ACP Yahaya.

He added that a passer-by had found the children by the side of a road and had brought them to the school after being informed by the older child that their mother was a teacher.

“The man said he found the children by the roadside in Puchong Industrial Park. He asked them where their parents were and was told that their mother was a teacher at a school nearby,” said ACP Yahaya.

When interviewed, the nine-year-old victim described the man who had driven them off as thin, tall and wearing secondary school uniform.

ACP Yahaya said that according to the older child, shortly after driving off, the carjacker had brandished a penknife and instructed the children to get out of the vehicle.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, carjacking, abduction, Puchong, children

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