Cops hunt Oudtshoorn baby snatcher

2012-07-02 20:02

Johannesburg - Police were searching on Monday for a 3-week-old baby kidnapped by a young woman in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape police said on Monday.

The baby disappeared while in the company of a 17-year-old girl in front of the town's Spar supermarket on Thursday last week, Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

The baby’s mother left the child with her 14-year-old nephew and the girl while fetching money from the local bank. When she returned to the supermarket, the young woman had disappeared with her baby.

The stranger allegedly asked the nephew to go and buy a memory stick with a R10 note, while the biological mother was at the bank.

The stranger and the baby then disappeared.

The mother reported the kidnapping to the police in Bridgeton, Oudtshoorn, on Thursday afternoon.

The young woman was light in complexion.

She was wearing blue jeans, a colourful blouse with flowers, and a white jacket with blue stripes.

  • Marius Koen - 2012-07-02 21:19

    "The young woman was light in complexion". So is she white? I hate this PC nonsense. Hope the little one is find soon.

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-02 22:19

      Light brown, obviously. she could have been black or coloured so it could be premature for her race to be presumed

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-03 03:57

      Must all subjects be about race?

      jacqueline.engelbrecht.54 - 2012-07-03 12:54

      @nthuthuko: In this case yes. They need a proper description to find this woman who took someone's child!!!!!!!

  • Jean-louis En Sunne Lotter - 2012-07-03 06:48

    who leaves their baby with a young boy and a stranger anyway? seriously!!! - 2012-07-03 08:24

      @Nthuthuko: in the case of a missing child its very important to describe the suspect as clearly as possible, this doesn't necessitate racism. well done for turning it in that direction though, you bloody fool.

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