Hunt on for nanny kidnapper
Pretoria - Police were still hunting on
Tuesday for a nanny believed to have kidnapped a six-month old baby boy.
"Neither the baby nor the suspect have
been found," said Lieutenant-Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou.
The live-in nanny was thought to have
kidnapped her employer's six-month-old baby on Monday from their home in Hestia
The infant's mother woke up on Monday morning
to find the nanny and the baby gone. The 21-year-old Zimbabwean had shared a
room with the mother and the baby.
Ndou said a security guard told the mother
that the nanny had left with the baby around 05:00. She told the guard she was
taking the baby to the doctor.
The guards alerted the mother who called the
police, said Ndou.
Two cellphones, a wallet, a bank card and
money were missing from the house.
Ndou said the nanny apparently then sent an
sms to the mother on Monday asking for a ransom in exchange for the baby's safe
Ndou could not confirm a news report that the
nanny demanded R45 000 for the baby.
The Pretoria News reported on Tuesday that
the nanny had spent weeks planning the alleged crime, erasing photos and videos
of herself from the family's cellphones and laptop computer.
According to the report, she had also asked
that copies of her asylum papers be returned to her on the pretext that they
needed to be updated.
This could not be confirmed by Ndou.