Frantic hunt for newborn baby snatched during 'armed car-jacking' as mum was breastfeeding

A frantic hunt is on for a newborn baby snatched during an apparent armed car-jacking.

One-month-old Siwaphiwe Mbambo’s mother was breastfeeding her inside the car when they were targeted in Durban, South Africa.

More than 100 officers and locals are searching the streets of the city after the incident yesterday.

Her mother and older brother were left behind in the attack.

The car was found abandoned in nearby Montclair later that day – with Siwaphiwe and her baby seat missing.

Police feared Siwaphiwe may have been taken as a hostage but this has not been confirmed, local media reported.

More than 100 officers and locals are searching the streets of the city after the incident yesterday
(Photo: Google Maps)

Durban Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said: “Up to now the infant has not been found and police will continue their search.

“It’s alleged that the mother was breastfeeding her child in the car and the two suspects came and hijacked the vehicle and took the baby.

More than £15,000 is being offered as a reward for any information that leads to finding Siwaphiwe
(Photo: South African Police Department/Facebook)

“Later the vehicle was recovered where it was found abandoned.

“Up to now the baby is still missing.

“She was last seen wearing a vest and nappies.”

More than £15,000 is being offered as a reward for any information that leads to finding Siwaphiwe.

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