Parents of baby taken in stolen truck describe 'sheer panic'

Seven-month-old Addison Caine of Sexsmith, Alberta is home safe after being abducted when thieves...

Seven-month-old Addison Caine of Sexsmith, Alberta is home safe after being abducted when thieves stole her mom Jill's truck from a Grande Prairie street, Feb. 25, 2014. (Supplied photo)

Diana Rinne, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:12 PM ET

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. -- Jill and Ben Caine are holding on tight to their seven-month old daughter Addison today. Baby Addison was at the centre of an Amber Alert Tuesday, when thieves stole Jill’s truck with the child inside.

“Sheer panic,” was Jill’s reaction as she watched her 2010 Dodge Ram drive off with her baby inside.

Sometime between 12:30 and 1 p.m., Caine had parked in front of a home where she was stopping in to pick up a pair of sunglasses for the baby.

She said she doesn’t know why she didn’t lock the truck.

“Normally, I turn the vehicle off, grab the keys, lock it, double click it to start it again and walk away. I wasn’t going into the house, I was meeting her at the door. I was literally gone from my vehicle for two minutes,” she said.

“It was a boneheaded move and I never in a million years thought when I leave my vehicle parked in front of the house I’m walking up to, in an affluent neighbourhood in the afternoon, that someone’s going to come take my vehicle. You don’t think it’s going to happen while you’re standing there in the middle of the day.”


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