In a distressing incident in Kriel, Mpumalanga, a four-month-old baby girl named Lalicia Magumbu has been reported as “stolen” by two women who posed as caregivers.
The child’s mother recounted that the incident occurred on Thursday, leaving her distraught and desperate for her baby’s safe return.
The local police have reached out to the community, urging them to come forward with any information that could help locate and reunite Lalicia with her mother.
According to Brig Selvy Mohlala, the police spokesperson, the women approached Lalicia’s mother at their home in Thubelihle outside Kriel, offering to donate food for the baby. However, before making the donation, they insisted on taking the child to the clinic for immunization.
Tragically, the two women never returned with Lalicia. The family recalls that the baby was wearing a pink babygrow at the time of her disappearance.
The authorities have released a contact number, urging anyone with information about Lalicia’s whereabouts to reach out to the Kriel police at 082-798-0723 or the Crime Stop number 08600-10111.
This heart-wrenching incident highlights the importance of vigilance and caution when dealing with strangers.
It serves as a reminder for parents and caregivers to be cautious and verify the identities of individuals offering assistance or services. The community’s cooperation and support in locating Lalicia and bringing her back to her anxious mother are crucial in ensuring her safe return.