An Adelaide man has pleaded guilty to abducting a four-month-old boy after he stole a car at Klemzig on Monday with the baby still inside.
- Ilias Sammy Latsis pleaded guilty to theft and abduction
- He stole a car yesterday which had a four-month-old baby in the back
- The car was found at Enfield two hours later and the baby reunited with his mother
Para Hills man Ilias Sammy Latsis, 37, appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court via video link on Tuesday afternoon, where his lawyer entered guilty pleas to theft and abduction.
Latsis stole a Honda Jazz which had the baby in the back seat from outside a deli on Fourth Avenue at Klemzig on Monday morning.
His lawyer Stephen Ey told the court his client wanted to express his remorse for the angst he caused the baby’s mother.
The court heard Latsis would negotiate with prosecutors on one count of committing an act likely to cause harm.
He also pleaded guilty to another car theft which took place earlier this month.
On Monday, police said the baby’s mother was inside the deli when a man pulled up in a stolen Mazda ute and switched cars.
The car was found abandoned at Enfield 2 hours later with the boy inside.
The baby was reunited with his mother at the scene, with police saying he was “safe and well” after being assessed by paramedics.
Latsis was remanded in custody to face court again in late June.
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