Thursday 24 January, 2019

Search on for woman accused of abducting baby from hospital

File photo of woman accused of abducting baby

File photo of woman accused of abducting baby

The police are seeking the public's assistance to locate a woman who is suspected of abducting a three-week-old baby from the parking lot of the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Friday.

Police said the baby girl who was reportedly taken is of brown complexion and was wearing a pink outfit with pink and black socks.

Meanwhile, the suspect is said to be of brown complexion, medium build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. The police said she was wearing a wig and a multi-coloured dress at the time of the incident.

Reports are that the mother of the child was at the facility for an appointment when she was allegedly befriended by the suspect. 

"About 1:50 pm, they both left the pharmacy at the hospital and ventured into the parking lot. The child's mother reportedly left the baby in the care of the suspect to use the restroom and upon her return, neither her child nor the woman was seen," the police reported. 

The police were summoned and an investigation commenced.

Anyone with information about the child and the suspect is being asked to contact the Montego Bay police at (876) 979-8452, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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