Two Weeks Old Baby Abandoned in Food Outlet Toilet
“The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this point, but the ongoing police investigations will tell.”
Police in Polokwane have launched a search for the mother of a baby found abandoned in one of the food outlets in the city on Saturday, Limpopo police said.
It was alleged that at about 1pm, one of the customers in the outlet went to the toilet and “was shocked to find the baby placed on the floor wrapped with a blanket”, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.
She then alerted employees of the outlet and police were summoned. They responded swiftly and found “a baby boy who might be few days old” and took him to hospital for medical attention.
“The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this point, but the ongoing police investigations will tell. The case of child neglect was opened, but the mother is still unknown and there is no arrest,” Ngoepe said.
Anyone with information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspect in this matter, should contact Captain Martin Thema at 082-451-7155, or the crime stop number 08600-10111 or the crime SMS line 32211, or the nearest police station.