Chilling CCTV footage shows the moment a four-year-old girl was lured into a stranger’s car at a petrol station as her mum was paying inside.
CCTV captures the man dressed in black coaxing Elizaveta Kolisnichenko out of the petrol station and into the back seat of a white car.
He then drives off with the little girl in Ukraine.
A witness told local media outlet Gazeta: “Dad was in the car, mum went to the gas station with her, and while mum was standing at the checkout, the girl was looking at toys.”
Kiev Regional Police officer Andrey Nebitov said the abduction on August 28 was reported at around 8pm.
The abduction took place at a petrol station in Boryspil, a city about 18 miles southeast of the capital Kiev.
Luckily police stopped the suspect, a 29-year-old man, less than two hours later near Boryspil airport after a large police operation was launched to find the pair.
The Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs saidthe man “confessed to police that he had kidnapped a child with criminal intent”.
Officer Nebitov thanked police officers and others who helped in the search adding that he was sure they had prevented a “much more heinous sexual offence.”
The little girl was unharmed and a video shows Elizaveta being reunited with her relieved mum and dad.
The suspect was filmed as he was taken into custody and arrested.
Police say he is suspected of three crimes, including rape.
If found guilty he could be jailed for up to 15 years.