‘Nice woman’ steals one-month-old baby, on the run

Unknown woman on Friday stole a month old baby at Zingwangwa Health Centre in the city of Blantyre and is currently on the run, Police have confirmed.

The woman stole the baby after manipulating its mother, Magret Kaomba 20, who had gone to the health center for an antenatal clinic.

According to Southern Region Police Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa, the thieving woman tricked Kaomba by offering to help changing the baby’s diaper but later fled with the baby.

But Kaomba did not think that the friendly woman would steal the baby. But that is exactly what happened.

Gondwa said the law enforcers are currently on the hunt for the ‘heartless’ woman.

”The woman is said to have sweet-talked Kaomba at the time she was busy changing her baby’s diaper. The woman had asked to assist, and taken by the warm gesture, the mother offered the baby to the woman who later was on her heels with the infant. We are still investigating. And we urge the general public to help us with any information that can lead to the arrest of this thieving woman,” Gondwa said.

The mother said: “I just want that woman to bring him back. I will give her anything she wants.”.

Magret Kaomba is a resident of Green Corner along Chikhwawa road.

In another incident, a two week-old baby was stolen from maternity ward at Thyolo hospital by a woman who disguised herself as an expectant woman.

Hospital officials say this happened when the owner of the child was called to be dressed a septic wound after a caesarian section last week and her guardian had gone to prepare food at the kitchen.

Meanwhile the police are appealing to people who may come across women keeping a baby but previously had no pregnancy to report to the nearest police station.

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