KUALA LUMPUR: A mother claimed an unknown woman tried to kidnap her two year old daughter at a shopping mall in Taman Connaught, Cheras here.
However Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohan Singh said the situation was likely a misunderstanding between both parties.
The incident occurred at 9.30pm on Thursday when Low Wan Kuin, 43, a businesswoman who runs several business outlets at the mall was closing shop.
She had allegedly left her baby, still in the stroller in the care of her friend and rushed out to get something in the car parked outside.
“Just two minutes after leaving, I had a strange feeling and rushed back. Near to my shop, I looked to my right and saw at a distance away, my daughter being carried away by a woman.
“When I questioned my friend, she said the woman claimed she was a friend of mine and had taken my baby to the nearby fast food outlet to buy something,” the mother of three said.
Low gave chase and questioned the woman when she caught up with the woman.
“I shouted at the woman in her 40s and asked who she was. She replied that she was looking for the baby's mother.
“I told the woman that I'm the mother and demanded her to give my daughter back before I grabbed my daughter from her.
She said, adding that she lodged a police report at the Damai Perdana police station at 11pm the same day.
Low said she is still shaken up over the incident and breaks into cold sweat whenever she think of the incident.
ACP Mohan Singh said after police investigations, believes the mother had likely over reacted.
“We believe the child had been left alone temporarily by the victim's friend of which the passerby felt the baby had been left alone and decided to look for the mother,” he said when contacted.