Hijacked baby in Cape Town reunites with mom

A baby, seated in a car hijacked in Observatory on Monday morning, has been found, Woodstock police have confirmed.

Spokesperson Colonel Alroy van der Berg said the seven-month old baby boy was found in a car seat next to a spaza shop in Mailtand.null

This after a hijacking in Bishop Street, Observatory, shortly after 10:00.

“The perpetrator drove off with the baby still inside. The vehicle was later found under a bridge in Mowbray, but without the child,” he said.null

He said a witness had phoned 10111 after seeing a baby being dropped in a “carry cot” next to a Maitland shop by a man, who then drove off. The witness collected the boy and took him home, before alerting the authorities.

The child was confirmed to be the missing baby.

“Luckily, this incident had a good ending,” Van der Berg said.

The little boy’s emotional mother confirmed she was still with the police

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