Baby stolen in Cape Town
Johannesburg - A woman claiming to be a social worker has abducted a two-week-old baby boy in Lingelethu West, Western Cape police said.
The woman approached the baby's 16-year-old mother on Wednesday and offered to help her apply for a birth certificate, said Captain Frederik van Wyk.
She accompanied the teenager to the home affairs office, but she did not have a clinic card.
"The suspect then gave R20 to [the mother] to go back home to get the clinic card," said Van Wyk.
"She promised... to look after her child [in the meantime]."
When the mother returned, the woman and her baby were nowhere to be found.