By Kaya 959 Reporter
A Cape Town mother was reunited with her seven-month-old baby after hijackers made off with the woman’s car with the infant inside.
The woman was allegedly accosted by hijackers at around 10:30am at Bishop Street Observatory on Monday.
Police spokesperson André Traut said the men drove off with the car and the baby boy inside.
Traut said SAPS Flying Squad and SAPS K9 unit responded and the vehicle was found a short while later in Voortrekker Road in Maitland.
“Further investigation on the scene led the members to an address in Dellville Square in Maitland where the baby was found unharmed. A possible suspect has been identified, however a formal arrest is yet to be made,” Traut said.
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Speaking to CapeTalk, Alicia Lamprecht, said she was emotional about the incident but was doing ok.
She expressed her gratitude to the police for finding her son, Henco.
Lamprecht said she had been standing and talking to a friend when the men pounced.
“I tracked my car to Mowbray, and we found the car but not the baby. Then the car tracker and the police came out and they started helping us to try to find him.
“I’m not sure who found him, I’m just glad to hold my baby,” she said.