Newborn kidnapped from hospital

The baby was stolen shortly after he was born at the Natalspruit Hospital on Wednesday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for a newborn baby boy who has been kidnapped from the Natalspruit hospital in Katlehong on Johannesburg's East Rand.

It's believed the infant was stolen shortly after he was born on Wednesday.

His mother left him to go to the bathroom and he was gone when she returned.

The baby was apparently wrapped in a hospital gown by the kidnapper.

"At this point in time we are not in a position to make any comments because the matter is with the police and it might jeopordise the investigation," said the hospital's acting CEO Gilbert Motlatla.