Video captures the moment a car was stolen with the owner's baby still inside

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A thief was caught on camera stealing a car with the owner's baby still inside.

A CCTV camera filmed the shocking incident, at 1pm on Wednesday, January 25, and Cambridgeshire Police have now released the footage in an attempt to identify the thief and his accomplice.

In the footage, the blue Hyundai i20 pulls up on London Road, Kimbolton, where a man gets out the passenger seat and approaches a parked silver Volvo.

The owner was in a nearby shop, but had left the keys in the ignition and the baby on the back seat.

The brazen thief then jumps into the vehicle and drives the car away, following his accomplice in the Hyundai.

Seconds later, the frantic mother runs from the shop, only to find her car and her baby gone.

Fortunately, the 10-month-old was recovered safe and well, after the thief stopped 100 yards down the road and abandoned it.

PC Carl Harris said: "The car was stolen in broad daylight in a matter of seconds by a brazen thief who got more than he bargained for.

"Fortunately the child was unharmed but this was a deeply disturbing incident which could have had terrible repercussions."

Cambridgeshire Police are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the thief.