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WANTED: PE police keen to interview this woman about missing Walmer baby

WANTED: PE police keen to interview this woman about missing Walmer baby

Port Elizabeth have released a composite sketch of  a woman, who they believed can be able to assist them as they investigate a case of abduction after a two-months-old baby boy was snatched at the Gqiberha Clinic in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, on the 28th of September.

It is alleged that an unknown woman offered to look after the baby while the mother was in the line waiting for a doctor.

“While the mother was waiting on the line, the suspect indicated that she needed to change the nappy of the baby and that she will go and buy nappies - and she left the clinic with the baby,” said police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

She added that after a while, the mother became concerned and started making enquiries. That was when she was informed by local residents that they noticed a woman fitting the description leaving in a taxi.

A case of abduction was opened at the Fountain Police Station in Walmer Township and was handed over to The Mount Road Family Violence, Child protection and Sexual offences (FCS) for investigations.

The police are seeking community assistance in the investigation of this case.

“Anyone with information regarding the female is asked to contact Constable Pehlo on 082 565 0155 or Walmer Police Station on 041 509 4000,” said Captain Janse Van Rensburg.