A family was sitting at Bella Napoli in Florida, West Rand, when a man jumped over the balustrade and grabbed the little girl.
A member of the public immediately intervened and rescued her from being kidnapped. A struggle ensued and the suspect was restrained.
WATCH: Kidnapping attempt of a child thwarted – thanks to a member of the public acting fast. This happened at Bella Napoli, Goldman Crossing Florida West Rand. Criminal arrested. #MakeSASafe #NoToCrime #Kidnapping pic.twitter.com/LA6lyURshP— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) September 11, 2020
The suspect was arrested at the scene.
Does not look like domestic issue pic.twitter.com/rJ6kGz7UdP— Gonzo (@Gonzo23712070) September 11, 2020
Keeping your child safe
* Please ensure you know where your children are at all times and visa versa.
* Make sure your children know not to listen or talk to any strangers that approach them in a mall, restaurant or public area.
* Make sure your children know where you are seated before letting them go to the play area.
* Unfortunately, when children are unsure of their situation they tend keep quiet and follow instruction especially when talking to adults. Let them know it is okay to shout or scream for mom or dad if they are pulled anywhere.