Baby girl snatched while mom buys her socks

By Faeza
25 February 2016


A baby girl was abducted in Johannesburg after a woman gave the mother R20 to buy socks for her baby at the Pep Store in the CBD.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said a mother had been carrying her 2-month-old daughter in Kliptown when she was befriended by a passer-by on Tuesday.

“She was carrying her child on her back and after she left a store she met a lady who introduced herself and told her that she hailed from Lesotho,” she said.

“She [the victim] trusted her because she also comes from Lesotho,” Mbele added.

The women went together to a Pep Store where the mother of her child asked the other to hold her daughter.

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