Hunt still on for kidnapped baby

2013-10-08 14:45
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Johannesburg – Gauteng police were desperately searching on Tuesday for a baby boy who went missing in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg in what was allegedly a staged robbery on Monday evening.

The police’s Constable Sharon Mahamba told News24 they were still looking for the child and were following up on leads.

Three men and two women allegedly broke into the Kempton Park house on Monday evening and tied up the mother and her 15-year-old daughter before drugging them.

"[They] then took the baby, its clothes and the mother's cellphone," Mahamba said.

According to a report by IOL the mother saw the robbers entering when she was in the bedroom.

The mother and daughter were allegedly tied to one another and disposable nappies were used to stuff their mouths.

The father arrived at 22:40 and untied them.

"When police arrived there were no signs of forced entry; it seems as if they used a key to get in," Mahamba said.

It is alleged that the kidnapping was staged as a house robbery and the baby was the target, IOL reported.

No arrests had been made yet.
 
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