Man arrested after vehicle with child inside stolen in Toronto: police

A Toronto Police Service cruiser is seen in downtown Toronto in this file photo. Ryan Rocca / Global News File

Police say a man has been arrested after a vehicle with a child inside was stolen in Toronto.

In a press release, Toronto police said at 11:01 a.m. Thursday, officers received report that a vehicle had been stolen in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue West area.

Police said the victim was at a gas station and was filling her tank.

When she went inside to pay, police said her young child remained in the car.

According to police, that’s when a man, who was driving a stolen car, got out of that vehicle and into the woman’s car.

Police said the man drove the car onto Yonge Street with the child still in the back seat.

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Officers said the woman chased the car on foot and caught the attention of nearby officers.

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According to police, the man exited the car and fled the area on foot.

Police said the man was arrested “after a foot pursuit.”

Officers said 25-year-old John Cabuhat from Toronto was arrested.

He has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of operation while prohibited, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a break-in instrument and breaching probation.

Police said the child was not injured as a result of the incident.

Officers said the accused is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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