Alarming footage of attempted kidnapping in broad daylight

Grab: The man reaches into the shop and grabs the little girl. © NBCLA  / youtube
Grab: The man reaches into the shop and grabs the little girl. © NBCLA / youtube

Shocking footage has emerged of an attempted daylight child abduction from a shop as the little girl's mother was queuing nearby.

The CCTV footage, released by police and published by NBC News, shows the kidnap attempt on a four-year-old girl at approximately 2.30pm in a shop in California last week.

The footage shows the child’s mother standing in the queue when a man reaches in and grabs the little girl.

Fortunately the man, who was 24 years old, lost grip of the toddler and, following a chase, was later taken into police custody.

The little girl, who was unharmed, is seen desperately clinging to her mum’s legs after the attack.

 

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