Limpopo police have launched a massive search operation for a a woman who allegedly snatched a six-month-old baby boy from the Mokopane Shopping Centre on Thursday.
Police said the child’s 24-year-old mother had allegedly been befriended by an unknown woman at the centre who had accompanied her while she was shopping.
“The mother then bought food and invited the stranger to join her but she turned her down. The suspect offered to hold the baby instead so that the mother can eat .Later at about 1.40pm, they went to another supermarket, the suspect still carrying the toddler. Without the mother noticing, the suspect disappeared with the infant,” police said.
“The alleged baby snatcher is in her twenties, she is still unknown, light weight and dark in complexion with plaited long hair,” police added.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect and reunite the baby with her family, should urgently contact Captain Marcus Mofya at 082 565 8277 or 015 4091400 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station.