Couple who left baby in car released on warning

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Johannesburg - A couple appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly leaving a 2-month-old baby boy inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen, Limpopo police said.

The 28-year-old man and 27-year-old woman released on a warning and would appear in court again on 19 August, police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said.

The boy was allegedly left inside the vehicle on Saturday, with the windows closed, while the two went shopping.

"Security guards heard the baby crying and alerted the police," Ngoepe said.

The couple were found inside the mall and arrested, and the boy was rescued from the vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital.

"He was unharmed and released into his parents' custody," said Ngoepe.

- SAPA
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