12-day-baby kidnapped on New Year's Day found

12-day-baby kidnapped on New Year's Day found
Published: 2015 January 05 07:48:35 (8318 Views)
A 12-day-old baby who was kidnapped from the cot next to his sleeping mum at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, has been found.

A 24-year-old suspect was arrested within hours of the incident that happened on New Year's Day.

Police said a nurse woke the mum at 2.45am to ask where her baby was.

After a search, the hospital contacted Woodstock police.



Captain Frederick van Wyk said: "Investigation led the detectives to Nkanini squatter camp in Harare and to the residence of the suspect, where she and the baby were found.

"The baby was unharmed and is in good health."

Van Wyk said the suspect is expected to appear today in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on a charge of kidnapping.

He said the circumstances that led to the act are still under investigation.

Western Cape Health Department's Darren Francis said: "After receiving news from the SAPS that the baby was unharmed, staff at Groote Schuur were overjoyed. The baby is in the care of the mum and doctors have given the baby a clean bill of health."



Source - Dailysun

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