To unravel the circumstances that led to the kidnap of three-year-old boy, Police operatives in South Africa have launched manhunt for the suspects.
This was disclosed in a press statement by Brigadier Motantsi Makhele of the South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner, Free State, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Wednesday.
The statement said “A Police search team is on the lookout for five African males driving a red bakkie without a canopy in Mangaung area.
“According to the 23-year-old complainant, the group of men, armed with firearms, arrived at a smallholding in Abrahamskraal in Bainsvlei looking for her boyfriend during the evening of Monday, 25 October, 2021. She agreed to take them to Baylana near R64 Road (Boshof Road) where she last saw the boyfriend.
“The complainant took her 3-year-old boy with her and she sat with the child at the front seat as four other suspects sat at the back of the bakkie. The group arrived at their destination which was the diesel depot in R64 Road, Bainsvlei. The complainant and the suspects got off the vehicle leaving the child behind in the bakkie.”
The statement went on “When they approached the depot the suspects noticed the presence of security guards manning their post. They started shooting in the air while making their way back to the vehicle.
“The suspects jumped into the bakkie and fled with the 3-year-old son of the complainant. A docket of kidnapping was opened at Bainsvlei Police Station.”
The Police, according to the statement, also appealed to any member of the public to come up with useful information that will help the Police to find the kidnapped boy and the suspects.
The informant is requested to contact Detective Captain Thapelo Motseki at 082 466 8405 or alternatively submit the information through My SAPS App or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.