‘Good Samaritan’ kidnaps baby after offering mother to hold her while she withdrew money from ATM

Nontokozo Myeza 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A young mother was horrified when a good Samaritan stole her baby.

Police in Johannesburg, South Africa, worked tirelessly to locate the baby.

Four days after she was snatched, the four-month-old baby girl was reunited with her mother.

Police in Vosloorus, said that 19-year-old Nontokozo Myeza was standing in line on Saturday, to withdraw money from an ATM when a woman she knows offered to hold her daughter, Esethu Nokwethemba Myeza.

The woman and the baby suddenly disappeared.

The Katlehong Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences police unit searched for the baby. Four days later, the suspect was located in KwaZulu-Natal, and she was arrested.

The baby was unharmed and her mother was overjoyed by having her daughter in her arms once again. The teenage mother said that she was unable to eat or sleep while her baby was missing.

Police said that the woman who kidnapped the baby, told her boyfriend that she was pregnant with his child and she needed to prove it to him when he returned home after spending months in prison.

The woman was charged with child abduction.