The National Police are searching for three men, possibly of Moroccan origin, after a car was stolen in the Malaga neighbourhood of Puerto de la Torre recently while two babies were in the back seat.
The alarm was raised when someone who knew the family saw a man getting into the driver's seat. They then tried to obstruct the car as it drove off but failed to do so.
This caused a great commotion and one person offered to take the father in their vehicle to pursue the thieves.
After a chase of more than two kilometres, the thieves abandoned the vehicle and the father was reunited with his children.
Police arrived shortly after and started a search of the area but failed to locate the perpetrators.