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Assistance sought by Durban Central SAPS

Media Statement from KwaZulu-Natal Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service


Durban Central Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit is appealing to the members of the community with regards to the case of child stealing they are investigating. It is alleged that on 20 November 2017 at about 15:45, a 16-year-old mother was at Williams Road, Chesterville taxi rank with her newborn baby girl. Whilst she was at the taxi rank she was approached by a woman whom she met at the taxi from hospital to town. The said lady offered to assist her with a baby whilst she was going to the ladies room.

The mother then left the child with the unknown lady. She came out of the ladies room and only to found that the woman and the baby were nowhere to be found, only the bag which was left on the floor. She made enquiries from people in the vicinity but there was no sign of the baby. The mother does not have any photos of the baby.  The police believe the woman in the attached identikit can be of assistance in solving the case. Anyone with the information of her  whereabouts is urged to contact  Detective Sergeant M E Mkhize on 031 325 4526 /082 466 0044 or Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.




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