By: Angie Nkuna
TZANEEN- Police in Modjadjiskloof outside Tzaneen have launched a massive manhunt for a middle-aged woman who stole a child in a suburb outside Modjadjiskloof on Wednesday morning.
It is alleged that an unknown woman who is alleged to be from Zimbabwe requested accommodation on Tuesday night from the victim’s parental house.
Provincial police spokesperson LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said “on Wednesday morning, the victim’s mother went to the local supermarket and when she came back, she found that the suspect has disappeared with the 5-month-old baby girl.
“The Police were notified and the search operation for the suspect and the child ensued.
“The preliminary Police investigations have revealed that the suspect boarded a taxi from Modjadjieskloof to Makhado and later she alighted as it was not getting full and went to the hiking spot.
“The suspect is speaking sotho, wearing a purple towel, pink shorts leave T-shirt with short hair and average height. The suspect is unknown and there is no arrest.
“Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the child may contact Colonel Cecil Machimana at 082 451 7181 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.” Concluded Ngoepe.