UPDATE: BABY SIWAPIWE HAS BEEN FOUND! Details here.
UPDATE: THE BABY IS STILL MISSING, THE CAR WAS FOUND IN MONTCLAIRE.
Thank you Harry DeKlerk for the following update:
Detectives are investigating the possibility that a missing baby was the intended target of a hijacking in Durban on Friday.
The vehicle was tracked down and found in Montclair several hours after it was taken. Two independent sources confirmed that several items not usually removed in a typical car theft had been taken – the baby’s car seat‚ the pram and the infant’s bag.
The baby’s mother‚ along with her eight-year-old son‚ had been forced out of the car at gunpoint at a Greyville shopping centre shortly before noon.
Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle Van Reenen said the car was recovered in Moodie Crescent in Montclair “… there is no sign of the baby. Other stuff relating to the child was also removed.
“At this point it may be a domestic issue and the police are investigating this‚” he added.
An anonymous caller to East Coast Radio’s drive show offered a R10 000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the child‚ with presenter Phat Joe promising to contribute another R10 000.
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As confirmed by ECR now, car was found in Montclair but the baby has NOT been found. An anonymous caller has put up a R10 000 reward for the safe return of the baby and Phat Joe has added another R10 000. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Please keep spreading the word so that this infant and mother can be re-united.
Thank you to Harry DeKlerk for the update below.
Search For Kidnapped Child: Durban - KwaZulu Natal
Reaction Unit South Africa is requesting assistance from the public to locate a one month old baby that was taken during a hijacking in Durban - KZN a short while ago.
Armed suspects hijacked a Toyota Yaris from a shopping centre in Durban and fled with the child in the vehicle. The vehicle has been recovered abandoned in Montclair - Durban however the child has not been found. The RUSA Robinson R44 helicopter has taken off from Verulam to assist in the search.
Please share this post and if anyone can assist in locating the child contact Reaction Unit South Africa on 086 1234 333.
|The missing baby|
|The car was found empty in Montclaire|
A car has been hijacked at City View Shopping (Game City) in Matthews Meyiwa Road (Stamford Hill) in Durban Central, South Africa.
We understand there's an infant/baby inside (apparently one month old.)
Description - White Toyota Yaris
Registration Number - : ND576 648
If you see this car, please phone the Metro police on +27 (031)