'Kidnapped' baby found alive

2013-10-08 19:41

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Johannesburg - A baby boy reported kidnapped in a robbery in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, was found safe with his mother on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

He had not been kidnapped, and a case of perjury was being opened, said Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

It was initially reported that three men and two women broke into a house in Kempton Park West on Monday evening, tied up the mother and her 16-year-old daughter, and drugged them.

The robbers were reported to have taken the baby, its clothes and the mother's cellphone, said Mogale.

The father arrived home after 22:00 and untied his wife and daughter.

Police found no signs of forced entry.

"Through investigation, the police managed to trace the child and found him with his mother in Witbank [in Mpumalanga]," said Mogale, who said the boy was four-months-old and not 13-days-old, as was initially thought.

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