Last month, a six-week-old baby boy was kidnapped at a Mokopane shopping centre. The child was found on Saturday. The couple believed to have snatched the infant was arrested.
“During this operation, the alleged child snatcher, a 17-year-old woman, and her 23-year-old boyfriend were nabbed at Ga-Mphela village outside Polokwane and the kidnapped baby was found in their possession unharmed,” Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed yesterday.
The mother identified the child as hers, but DNA tests would be still run to double check the boy’s identity.
Today, the suspects are to appear at the Mokopane Magistrates’ Court on charges of kidnapping.