A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of hijacking a car with a ten-month old baby inside.

The Irish Sun can reveal the suspect was arrested in the Parkgate Street area of Dublin at lunchtime.

He's being quizzed by officers from Mountjoy Garda station on suspicion of taking the child's family Skoda from outside her home in St Attracta Road around 7pm on August 21.

The baby was later abandoned on a footpath in Faussagh Avenue.

The suspect is being questioned on suspicion of hijacking and endangerment.

The child was taken in the car around 7pm from outside her home in St Attracta Road on August 21.

We also understand the stolen car has been recovered by gardai.

According to Independent.ie, the family briefly left the car with the engine running, leaving their two young children in the back seat.

The thief, who had been watching the couple, took his chance,jumping into the family vehicle and speeding off.

As soon as he got into the vehicle, one of the kids, who is under the age of nine, managed to escape before it sped off.

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However, the other child, aged just 10 months, was still fastened in the back.

It is understood after realising the baby was still in the vehicle, he left the child unharmed in its car seat on a nearby footpath before fleeing.

Prior to the arrest, a garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí are investigating the unauthorised taking of a vehicle that occurred on St Attracta Road, Dublin 7, shortly after 7pm on Sunday 21st August 2022.

"An infant passenger that was in the vehicle at the time was found shortly after uninjured.

"No arrests have been made, however gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry. Investigations are ongoing."

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