Police Searching for Woman After 6-Day-Old Baby Kidnapped in Durban

Police are searching for a woman who kidnapped a six-day-old baby boy in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. 

It is understood the mother left the King Edward Hospital on Monday and while waiting for a bus was approached by an unknown women who befriended her. 

Police say the woman believed to be in her thirties offered to buy clothes  for the infant after she learned that the mother was unemployed. 

The police’s Captain Nqobile Gwala says a case of kidnapping has been opened for investigation. 

“The woman informed the baby’s mother to leave the baby with her whilst she proceeded to purchase the required items. The  complainant left her baby with the woman, who stood outside the shop. After a few minutes the mother of the child returned from the shop and discovered that the woman had disappeared with the infant.”

Gwala has appealed to public to come forward if they have information related to the kidnapping. 

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