- A mother who was hijacked at around 10am on Monday morning was distraught when the hijackers took her baby with them
- News became worse when her car was located but her son was nowhere to be found by police or witnesses
- Eventually, a lady saw a baby in a car seat next to a spaza shop and it was confirmed that the little one was the mother's
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!
A seven-month-old baby was found in his car seat near a spaza shop after his mother's car was hijacked. Alicia Lamprecht stated that she was happy that she could hold her son in her arms again.
The hijacking occurred on Monday, 13 September, in the morning in Cape Town. Lamprecht's car was forcefully taken in Observatory and located in Mowbray. Her son, however, could not be found in the location the hijackers ditched her car at.
SAPS followed numerous leads until they located the baby in Maitland. A woman had allegedly heard him crying as he was strapped in his car seat.
According to Cape Talk, Lamprecht was emotional but could not be more grateful that her son was home, safe and sound. She said her family could finally rest easy knowing that baby Henco was now in the care of his parents again.
Enjoy reading our stories? Download the BRIEFLY NEWS app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!
News24 contacted Lamprecht around midday where she explained that she was still with the police. Spokesperson for the police Colonel Alroy van der Berg confirmed that someone had called 10111 and kept the child with them until police arrived.
Gauteng woman in hospital after car was set on fire allegedly by her boyfriend
In other news making headlines, Briefly News reported that police have confirmed that a woman in Benoni, Gauteng was taken to hospital after she was set ablaze by someone believed to be her boyfriend.
The incident took place outside a pre-school where she had just dropped off her 4-year-old child on Monday. The woman is said to have been with another person in the car when her alleged boyfriend attacked them.
According to News24, there is footage of the incident which shows the man approaching the woman's vehicle and smashing the driver's window. Before proceeding to the victim's vehicle, the alleged boyfriend returned to his car and grabs an unknown object. The individual is then seen with the object in his hand motioning towards the car.