Toddler kidnapped in Reiger Park

Johannesburg - A 3-year-old boy has allegedly been kidnapped near his home in the Ramaphosa informal settlement near Reiger Park, Gauteng police said on Friday.

The boy was allegedly kidnapped while he was he playing outside near his home on Wednesday evening, Lieutenant Kwenzakwakhe Ngobese said.

His parents reported him missing on Thursday morning.

The 3-year-old was still believed to be in the area.

"We received information that someone had seen the boy in the area", said Ngobese.

A case of kidnapping had been opened and police were investigating.
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Patsy Iglesias Hu 2014/08/08 12:12:18 PM
A 3 yr old playing outside were the hell do you leave a child to play like this weres their parents
Rhonda Janse van Vuuren 2014/08/08 12:14:23 PM
They waited till morning? I know there's a time frame for reporting missing persons but a child not home at night is surely already cause for concern?
Edward Radingoana 2014/08/08 12:15:48 PM
We need not contradict the incident. There is a different between kidnapping and missing. Let's not say child has been kidnapped if there are no kidnappers. Is this to avoid charging the parents with negligence? The child was seen around and possibly alone and therefore not kidnapped but lost.
Bri 2014/08/08 12:28:04 PM
So Sad - where were the parents or at least a responsible person to watch a child of 3. In this country the parents are as responsible for the child's disappearance as whoever took the child.
Miles Lancmore 2014/08/08 12:35:00 PM
How sad that we still have vulture criminals who prey on little children.
Famida Nana 2014/08/08 01:18:11 PM
Why was the child playing outside without adult supervision and why did the parents only report it the next day. I smell a rat.