APD searching for suspect that attempted to kidnap infant child

Austin Police are looking for a woman who tried to kidnap a child from a South Austin neighborhood. The attacker tried to steal the one year old out of her mother's arms in front of their home on Deer Run Drive around eight o'clock Monday morning.

The victim, Delia, doesn't speak English. With her father Domingo translating, she told FOX 7 that she was headed to an appointment when a woman approached her. "Her husband goes to work earlier, he left earlier in the morning and the kids were going to school."

Delia said the woman drove up in a two-door red pick-up truck. Austin Police said it is an older model with tinted windows.

Delia said the woman asked her if she knew anyone selling a car, and Delia told her no, "then she said she the lady getting closer to her and she actually not to say anything and actually she pulled a knife on her."

That's when the woman tried to grab her child. The two struggled to the ground, Delia holding her daughter tightly. "She was actually fighting for her life," Delia said, adding, "that she had her daughter close to her body and said if I am going to die I am going to go with my daughter."

The woman grabbed something out of Delia's car and fled.

Delia and her daughter are safe.

The mother of six says though she usually lets her kids play outside with the neighbors, she'll think twice before letting any of her children out of her sight. Domingo said he'll be watching closely too.

Delia and her father believe the woman wanted to kidnap her child to sell it. Police are describing the woman as a heavyset Hispanic female in her 40's, who is 5'5. She was last seen wearing a white top under a black jacket and blue jeans. Police say she was wearing a black glove

She was the passenger in the truck. Delia said there was a man driving but she didn't get a good look at him. 

Police are asking anyone with information to call: 512-974-5092


The Austin Police Department are asking the community to help them find a female suspect that attempted to kidnap a one-year-old child from the mother's arms.

Police said the incident happened just after 8 A.M. Monday morning on Deer Run Drive in South Austin.

According to police, the victim was carrying her one-year-old child to her car when another woman pulled up in a pickup truck and approached them.

Police said the woman, with a knife in hand, demanded the victim give her the baby. After the victim refused, the woman attempted to take the baby and a brief struggle ensued. 

The suspect did not take the child but did escape the scene with personal property of the victim.

Authorities said the suspect is a 5'5, heavyset Hispanic woman in her 40's. The suspect was driving a red, older model, two-door pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Austin Police Department Robbery Unit at 512-974-5270. 

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