A one-month-old girl was taken from a car while her mother was shopping at a drug store in Nagoya on Thursday afternoon, and then found in a parking lot a short time later, police said Friday.
The 38-year-old woman had left her baby daughter in the car as she did her shopping. When she returned to her car about 3:55 p.m., she noticed her daughter missing and called police. The child was found uninjured just after 4pm in a municipal housing parking lot about 100 meters away.
According to police investigations, a man on a bicycle was seen taking the child from the car. The suspect is between 20 to 30 years of age, and was wearing black clothing with something red draped over his shoulder.
A similar incident occurred in nearby Kasugai City on Dec 25, and police are investigating a possible connection.© News reports