Monday, September 13, 2021

7-month-old baby reunited with Cape mom after being hijacked

A mother was reunited with her 7-month-old baby after suspect(s) made off with the VW polo vehicle with the baby inside in Bishops Street, Observatory on Monday morning.

‘’The circumstances surrounding a hijacking incident in bishops Street, observatory at around 10:30 is under police investigation,’’ said Warrant Officer, Joseph Swartbooi.

“The immediate response by the members of the Flying Squad and the K9 Unit resulted in the vehicle being recovered in Voortrekker Road, Maitland,” added Swartbooi.

However, the baby was not found in the vehicle.

Swartbooi said investigations at the scene where the car was found led the police to an address in Dellville Square in Maitland, where they found the child unharmed.

He said a possible suspect was identified but a formal arrest was yet to be made.

The Western Cape’s Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz, commended officers for their swift response

“When I was alerted to this story I was really upset. This is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to any parent. I would therefore like to commend the South African Police Service for their speedy response and the successful arrest in this matter. And, most importantly, I want to thank them for ensuring the safe return of the little baby to his mother. Today, we can be proud of our men and women in blue.”


Done By: Mitchum George

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