Police are now searching for a man who threatened a mum and her baby with a knife before robbing them at a western Sydney carpark.
Fairfield Police Duty Officer Adam Bird said that the mother was loading and unloading bags from the car and then she put her 18-month-old child in the carseat in a Fairfield lot at about 5pm on Tuesday.
As she was about to get into the driver seat, the man jumped into the front seat of her car, then physically and verbally threatened her before demanding cash.
The mother was forced to give her cash and other personal items before the man ran away towards Ware Street.
The man fled the Nelson Street carpark outside the Neeta City Shopping Centre.
Both mother and child were unharmed.
The man was seen on CCTV in the area carrying a bright red handbag.
Police described the man as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, about 175-180cm tall, large build, believed to be in his early 30s, and was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper.
Police are urging anyone with information about the robbery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.