A videograb shows the child getting off the car.
Gulf Today Report
The Saudi authorities arrested a thief, who tried to steal a vehicle with a girl inside it in the Eastern Province, local media reported on Thursday.
The vehicle’s ignition was left on, police said.
A video shows the thief is seen approaching the parked vehicle. He then slips into it and tries to drive away before releases that a child was inside the vehicle.
The girl rushed to escape from the car after the attempted theft.
In a statement, the Eastern Region Police confirmed the arrest of the thief, noting that investigations proved that he had committed theft of 14 vehicles that were recovered, and he was arrested, and legal measures were taken against him.
He has been referred to the Public Prosecution.
The security authorities were able to identify and arrest the perpetrators: two Saudi nationals and a Chadian national.
The student, Dulaim Bin Htel Al-Masa’ara Al-Dossary, narrated the incident to the Saudi news site that while he was at a restaurant at a fuel station on the Riyadh-Dammam road, he heard a conversation between two people about a car thief around the area.
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