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Kidnapped 7-month-old baby reunited with mother, father arrested

Sep 12, 2018
Kidnapped 7-month-old baby reunited with mother, father arrested

Quick response by Sterkspruitpolice officers resulted in a seven-month-old baby that had allegedly been kidnapped being reunited with her mother while her father now faces kidnapping charges.

"It is alleged that on Monday, at about 13:30, at Mokhesi locality, the suspect, the boyfriend of the mother and alleged father of the baby, grabbed the baby and left [without the mother's consent," said police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"The mother suspected that the father might take the baby to Mpumalanga where he is working."

She said that the local SAPS quickly responded to the information on which direction the suspect took and found him at a nearby locality.

"The 27 year old suspect was arrested and the baby returned to her mother."

The Cluster Commander Brig Trevor Mey commended the members on the quick response that made it possible that the baby could be returned to her mother.