Police hunt elderly woman who attempted to abduct toddler from Belvedere Asda

PUBLISHED: 09:52 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 03 May 2017

Asda, Belvedere

Asda, Belvedere


The child’s mother spoke out on Facebook about the incident

CCTV stillsCCTV stills

Police are hunting for a woman after the alleged attempted abduction of a toddler from Asda in Belvedere.

The child’s mother was at the checkout when it is reported a woman lifted the 18-month old child out of the shopping trolley, on April 23.

The suspect then started to walk away with the child before the mother intervened and took the child back.

The child’s mum, Casey Vidler, wrote on Facebook: “I was putting my shopping on the till and this woman took him out of the trolley that was right next to me where he was sitting and walked away.

CCTV stills show the woman holding the childCCTV stills show the woman holding the child

“Luckily I grabbed him, but as I did she repeatedly said “come with nanny”. I was in such shock that at that point I did nothing. But I have now spoken to Asda and been the police about it.

“Just please be carful with your children keep all eyes on them, I turned around for two seconds and she had attempted to take him. Please keep eyes pealed and hopefully this gets dealt with.”

The suspect is described as being oriental and about 65 years old. She had black hair in a ponytail and was wearing glasses.

She was wearing white trainers, red tracksuit, and a long grey coat.

An Asda spokesperson has confirmed they are assisting police with the investigation.

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