A newborn baby girl that was stolen from its mother’s arms at a Mexican hospital by a woman dressed as a nurse has been found a day later next to a block of flats.
The abduction took place at Hospital General de Occidente in the city of Zapopan in the Mexican state of Jalisco at around 7pm on 25th August.
The infant was found alive and well the following day at the intersection of Arco Flecha and Arco Valente streets in the area of Arcos de Zapopan.
The baby was transferred to the Zapopan General Hospital for a medical examination.
According to the news site Debate, the mother of the stolen newborn told hospital staff that a nurse in a surgical gown came into her ward and asked to take the baby to the neonatal unit, which she agreed to.
However, when the mother asked to see her baby, staff members said they never asked to take the infant away.
The mother described the woman who allegedly took the baby, and a full search of the hospital was carried out.
After being unable to locate either the woman or the baby in the building, the local authorities launched a state-wide search.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramirez said on social media: “Someone stole a baby. There is nothing worse than that level of evil. After the Code Red was activated in the hospital, the authorities of different agencies responded to the report, arrived at the scene, and are searching with all the force through the state.”
However, the governor was able to tweet the following day: “After the preliminary confirmation of the baby’s identity by the father, we announce with great joy that the baby stolen from the Hospital General de Occidente has been found.
“The baby was checked at Zapopan General Hospital and is in perfect condition.”
The police were called to the scene when a local resident discovered the infant wrapped in hospital sheets by the side of a residential building.
The search for the infant’s abductor continues.
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