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Heartless thieves steal from Maidstone good Samaritan trying to save a child

Police have arrested two people after a man who stopped to help a child on the roadside had his car stolen in Melbourne’s west last night.

Police received reports of a child at significant risk on Rosamond Road in Maidstone just after 7pm.

“How stiff do you have to be that when you leave your keys in the car — TO SAVE A CHILD —
someone in the vicinity would steal it?”
– Ross Stevenson

When police arrived, a man, 39, had already stopped to help the child off the road.

But as he was doing that, someone jumped in his car and took off — along with his house keys, wallet and laptop computer.

Police called for public help to find this men this morning.

Hours later, a 52-year-old West Melbourne man and a 41-year-old Maidstone man were arrested in West Melbourne in an allegedly stolen car.

But the good Samaritan’s Ford Ranger remains outstanding.

Both men are assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at