Suspect arrested in connection for the abduction of 6-year-old boy
By Rhodé Marshall / Marthe van der Wolf
21 September 2007
The Parow Polce arrested a 40-year-old suspect this morning in connection with the abduction of the 6-year-old boy earlier this week. The man was arrested in Binder Street, Parow East and will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate court soon.
The police had launched a search for 40-year-old Vernon Jacobs (pictured on the right who was believed to be able to assist the police in the investigation of the boy.
“On the said day, the 6-year-old boy was playing in the street in front of his grandmother’s house in Camelia Street, Bonteheuwel. His grandmother noticed that the child was missing at about 17h00 and contacted the boy’s father,” says police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.
Steyn says eyewitnesses saw a man walking down the road with the little boy at 12 the afternoon.
“The same day, at about 20:00 the mother received a written not at her house in Appelliefie Street, Mitchells Plain, saying that she must go to a nearby school and bring cash in exchange of the child,” says Steyn.
The boy was found by police Tuesday night in hospital in a stable condition with numerous injuries to his head. It is believed the injuries might have been inflicted with a blunt object.
“We have launched a search for the suspect and the investigation into what happened continues,” says Steyn.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Picture provided by SAPS