A Northern Territory thief has stolen a family’s car, as a mother ready to put her two young children inside.
Police are browsing for the thief, described as brazen and unsafe, who left the mother with minor cuts and bruising as he jumped into the Toyota Hilux and sped away at about 2.20pm on Saturday.
“The driver had the engine operating prepared to place her little ones inside, and has fallen victim to a quite determined thief,” Territory Duty Superintendent Helen Braam said.
“Both the mother and her youngsters could simply have been seriously injured.”
The kids, aged two and six, were unharmed.
The late model white cab Hilux was substantially broken when it was later identified in Moil.
Police described the offender as getting of Aboriginal look, light-skinned, round-faced, with a crew-reduce and wearing a grey singlet.
Anyone with data is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Subjects: crime, burglary, police, nt, moil-0810