Kidnapped boy (3) rescued, 3 arrested, Bainsvlei

South African Police Service

Kidnapped boy (3) rescued, 3 arrested, Bainsvlei
Kidnapped boy (3) rescued, 3 arrested, Bainsvlei

The police team consisting of Bainsvlei Visible Policing, Detectives, Flying Squad and FCS (Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences) Unit worked tirelessly around the clock looking for the 3-year-old boy who was kidnapped in Bainsvlei area on Monday, 25 October 2021.

The team effort paid dividends when they pounced on the first suspect in Khayelitsha outside Bloemfontein.

The arrest of the 32-year-old male was followed by another 24-year-old who was arrested while walking in the street still in Khayelitsha on the evening of Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at around 20:30.

Information led the search team to a house in Phomolong Informal Settlement where the 35-year-old male, who is also the owner of the Datsun 1400 that was used during the kidnapping, was arrested.

The team then went to the house in the same area where the child was found.

The fourth suspect ran away before the police reached the house. The child was taken to National Hospital for examination and released to the parents as he was healthy and unharmed.

“The hard work of this team will never go unnoticed,” said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Baile Motswenyane, “We are grateful that we could safely reunite Onalerona with his parents.” Concluded the Provincial Commissioner.

The three suspects were detained and will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 28 October 2021. The Datsun 1400 bakkie was confiscated and will be processed as part of the investigation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service