Venezuelan baby abducted

Nine-month-old Sofia Rivas was found by police in Curepe -
Nine-month-old Sofia Rivas was found by police in Curepe -

An unidentified woman abducted a nine-month-old baby girl from her mother in Chaguanas on Tuesday.

The mother, Valentina Hernández said a "thin woman" had taken her daughter Sofia Rivas at about 7.30 am.

"The woman – she looks Indian to me – she came to the place where we are renting. She greeted me and after we spoke for a little while, the woman – she was very friendly and she told me she wanted to take my baby to buy a juice for her in the supermarket that is downstairs from the apartment where we live," said a shaken Hernández.

CCTV cameras at the supermarket later recorded the woman walking the aisles with baby Sofia in her arms before leaving with the child in a grey Nissan car with the licence plates PCU 642, which was parked nearby and driven by a man.

Realising that the woman had left with her child, Hernandez reported the abduction to the Chaguanas police. The desperate mother is begging anyone who has seen her baby or knows of her whereabouts to call the nearest police station.

Up to the time this article was published, baby Sofia remained unaccounted for.


"Venezuelan baby abducted"

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