Terrifying moment man tried to KIDNAP baby in grocery store cart by wheeling it away while mom was paying

THIS is the chilling moment a man tried to kidnap a baby while its distracted mom was busy buying groceries.

Security footage shows the mask-wearing suspect casually grab the shopping trolley containing the infant child before wheeling it away.

According to cops in Arizona, the man pounced as the child's mother was using a self-checkout register.

Cameras from the a Bashas Supermarket in Flagstaff captured the brazen abduction attempt at 9.30pm on Thursday night.

The man had been making a purchase at an adjacent checkout counter just seconds before, say cops.

Other shoppers are seen looking on completely unaware a shocking crime is taking place.

"A male completed his purchase of groceries….and took control of the mother’s shopping cart," revealed Flagstaff Police dept.

“The mother quickly noticed the male leaving with her infant and stopped the male, preventing her child from being abducted.

"The investigation is ongoing and has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit."

Cops later revealed they had identified and tracked down the man seen in the video.

However, no charges have yet been made in connection with the worrying incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Flagstaff Police Dept. at (928) 774-1414 or by calling Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111.

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