Tiverton thief returns baby in stolen car

A thief who stole a car with a baby inside returned to the same spot minutes later to return the child.

The mother had left the Renault Scenic unlocked with the infant and her five-year-old nephew inside while she made a delivery in Tiverton, Devon.

The thief pulled the nephew out, but drove off with the woman's 14-month-old son.

Police said that he returned to the scene fewer than 10 minutes later with the child and left it on the pavement.

He told passers-by that someone had abandoned a baby, then got back into the car and drove off, said police.

A 47-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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