A 20-year-old woman has been arrested for stealing the three-month-old baby of her friend at Concordia (Mvuleni), Knysna in Western Cape.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at Kwanokuthula, Plettenberg Bay on Sunday, April 4.
Confirming the arrest of the suspect, Sergeant Chris Spies, said she had visited the mother of the child on Saturday afternoon, April 3, and took the three-month-old baby under false pretenses and disappeared.
“ A search party was established. The investigation took the Police to Kwanokuthula (Plettenberg Bay) where the woman and the baby were found at a church. Investigators attached to the George Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences unit and Knysna Detectives arrested the woman on a charge of kidnapping.
“ The suspect remains in custody and will appear in the Knysna Magistrates’ court once charged.
” Eden Cluster Commander, Major General Oswald Reddy, thanked all role-players for their involvement which led to the safe return of the baby girl, as investigation continues, ” he said.