Esha Singh said her daughter was only missing for about 20 minutes, but during that time her heart dropped and the unimaginable went through her head.
Police located her daughter Yugnur a short distance away from a carjacking. Singh said she’s thankful she was not harmed.
“For those 20 minutes it was the most horrible, horrible I won't even say nightmare because it wasn’t a nightmare it was reality," she said.
Singh, Yugnur, and 26-year-old sister-in-law dropped by Fillipo’s Pizzeria Sunday night around 8 p.m. to pick up a pizza. Her husband, an owner of the business, ran it out to the car, but Singh followed him back in to put in one more order, that’s when police said two men approached the car, one with a gun, forced the sister-in-law out of the vehicle and then drove off with the child inside.
“It wasn’t even like two minutes. I was inside and my sister came in screaming and she was all mortified someone took all the stuff, someone took the car. For the first couple of seconds it didn’t register but then she said the baby’s gone too and it was just out of control after that,” Singh said.
She and her husband ran out looking for the car, but it was too late. She also said her sister-in-law told the carjackers about the sleeping 4-year-old in the backseat.
“She wasn’t getting out of the car without the baby. She did tell them there’s a baby in the car let me take her out, you can take the car, let me get her out. They didn’t listen to her and they just grabbed her by the hair and pulled her out of the car,” Singh said.
Fortunately, the child was located a short distance away. Police also located the car about a mile from the scene on Monday. However, they’re still searching for two suspects.
Singh said she wants police to find the men responsible. She also wants to thank them for not hurting her daughter.
“Everybody, me and my family we are just so thankful. Everybody is shaken to the core but we are still so grateful,” she said.
Police are asking anyone with information to please contact them.
The Singhs said they also plan to install new security measures to better ensure the safety of their family and their customers.