Couple on scooter abduct six-year-old girl

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The couple reportedly approached the girl on a scooter. Scooter photo: Shutterstock
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A couple in their 30s have been arrested in south-eastern Italy after allegedly abducting a six-year-old girl from a town square and driving away with her on a scooter, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

Giovanni Giancane, 38, and his 31-year-old girlfriend Valentina Piccinonno were arrested in their apartment in Monteroni, in the heel of Italy’s boot.

They are accused of abducting a six-year-old girl, who was found unharmed in the apartment, Rai News reported.

The girl was reportedly playing with her brother in a town square when she was approached by Giancane and Piccinonno on a scooter.

The couple then allegedly picked her up and drove off with her, Rai News said.

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The girl’s mother was nearby and raised the alarm, after which police were able to use witness statements to trace the couple to their home.

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