UAE police reunite child of determination with parents in 2 hours

Ajman Police, Ajman, Arab toddler

Ajman - The 8-year-old was found wandering alone.

Published: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Dec 2019, 7:12 AM

An eight-year-old Arab child of determination lost in Al Nuaimia area was safely returned to his parents, the Ajman Police have said.
Lt-Col Ghaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, chief of the Nuaimia police station, said the traffic patrols men noticed the young boy walking alone.
"They stopped and asked him where he was going and where his family was. When they failed to get any clue and realised he was a determined boy they took him to the police station. Officers were able to locate his father within two hours and requested him to come to collect his son."
The father told the policemen that the boy got out when he found the apartment door open, said Lt-Col Kaabi. "The father was on duty while his mother was busy with housework and didn't notice the boy slipping away."
Ops urged the father to be more careful about kids. "Parents should take all precautionary measures and keep doors shut, especially during night time, to protect kids from being lost."
Recent missing kids incidents
In August this year, the Ajman Police found an autistic child within 30 minutes after he was reported missing by his parents. The frantic Asian parents had called the police at 1.30am, saying the child went missing after they left their home in Al Humaidiya. The police took dispatched six patrols and found the child at a commercial store.
Brigadier Khalid Mohammed Al Nuaimi, deputy director-general of police operations at the Ajman Police, said they took the boy to the police station, summoned his parents and handed him over.
In another incident in July, the Ajman Police managed to find a six-year-old boy who was reported missing at Al Rawda area. According to police sources, parents of the Arab boy, who went out to buy foodstuff from a nearby grocery, alerted the police after he didn't return home. The police managed to locate him in just one hour.

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