A video has surfaced on Facebook showing a toddler who was almost snatched from a trolley by a stranger at the Mall of the South in Alberton, on the East Rand.
According to the post, the mother was doing her shopping on Wednesday when a man allegedly picked her daughter up from the trolley and set her back down as soon as the mother turned around.
It’s unclear in the video if it was attempted kidnapping.
The mother went on to investigate and the CCTV footage confirmed her worst nightmare.
This is what she posted on her Facebook yesterday:
“We always think these things will never happen to us…In Mall of the South yesterday (26 July 2016) a man tried to take my 2 year old daughter out of my trolley, when she noticed she didn’t know the person picking her up she immediately said mommy… that’s when I looked.
“At that moment this man made it seem like he was helping her sit properly in the trolley. Which seemed like it could’ve been the case because she did stand up a few times in the trolley. My instinct told me otherwise and I went to get the camera footage this morning. My worst nightmare nearly came true… please please watch your kiddies closely in the shops… I dont know what I would have done if he’d taken her,” the mother said in her post.
– Caxton News Service