Ab­ducted new­born re­united with mum

CityPress - - News - re­porter and Sapa – Staff

A baby boy who was snatched from Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hos­pi­tal on Thurs­day has been found “un­harmed and in good health”, po­lice have said.

The in­fant was just 12 days old when he was taken from a cot next to his mother’s bed at the hos­pi­tal. The ab­duc­tion was dis­cov­ered when a nurse woke the mother at about 3am on Thurs­day and asked where her baby was.

The po­lice’s Cap­tain FC van Wyk said a 24-year-old woman was ar­rested on Fri­day night after in­ves­ti­ga­tions led de­tec­tives to the Enkanini in­for­mal set­tle­ment in Harare, Khayelit­sha.

“The baby was found un­harmed and is in good health,” said Van Wyk.

The lit­tle boy and his mother were re­united soon after he was found and ex­am­ined on Fri­day night, ac­cord­ing to Van Wyk.

“The cir­cum­stances lead­ing up to this crim­i­nal act are still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

The 24-year-old woman is set to ap­pear in the Cape Town Mag­is­trates’ Court to­mor­row on a charge of kid­nap­ping.

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