Baby found abandoned

POLOWANE - The Police in Polokwane are searching for the mother of a baby who was found abandoned in one of the food outlets in the the City of Polokwane today, 2019-04-06.

It is alleged that around 13:00, one of the customers in the outlet went to the toilet and on arrival, she was shocked to find the baby, placed on the floor, wearing a jersey and wrapped in a blanket. She then alerted employees of the outlet who immediately summoned the Police.

The Police responded swiftly, found a baby boy who might be a few days old, and took him to the Hospital for medical assistance.

The motive behind this incident is still unknown at this stage however police investigation continues. A case of child neglect was opened but the mother is still unknown and there is no arrest.

Anyone with information that can lead to the whereabouts of the mother in this matter, may contact Captain Martin Thema at 082 451 7155 or the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

Source: South African Police Service