Skip to main content

Alleged Montreal car thief takes off with baby onboard

Share

A seven-month-old baby has been returned to his mother after an alleged thief stole the car he was in.

Montreal police (SPVM) says it received a 911 call at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday about a vehicle that was stolen on Alexander Street in the west end Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.

"The suspect quickly realized the baby in the back seat," said Sabrina Gauthier, a spokesperson with Montreal police, adding he then dropped the baby on the sidewalk on the corner of Alexander Street and Gouin Boulevard.

"The baby is fine," said Gauthier. "No injuries, nothing."

She adds the mother is being treated for shock.

Sources tell CTV News the mother had left the infant in the car while dropping off his older sibling at daycare.

When she came back, the car was gone.

About half an hour later, at 8:40 a.m., police received a second 911 call about a car that crashed into a cement divider on the corner of Saint-Urbain Street and Crémazie Boulevard in Montreal's Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough.

"It was the same car," said Gauthier, adding the suspect then fled on foot.

She says investigators are onsite to gather surveillance footage and speak to witnesses to determine the events leading up to the crash.

No arrests have been made.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

opinion

opinion Biden's debate debacle levels playing field with Trump

In one week, Donald Trump will officially accept his party’s nomination, becoming the standard-bearer for the GOP in November. A recent Supreme Court immunity ruling combined with a failed debate performance by President Joe Biden has seen the Republican challenger’s fortunes rise exponentially.

Samsung unveils wearable technology with AI twists

The South Korean electronics giant on Wednesday revealed that both its first-ever premium smartwatch and a smart ring heralding its entry into a niche market will include AI features that are supposed to help people monitor and manage their health.

Stay Connected