The alleged kidnapper of a three-year-old girl in Cape Town has been arrested after a tip-off from a vagrant, the city said on Thursday.
The girl, Chante Christoffels, was abducted from a Bellville parking lot in September last year. She was missing for nearly a month before her kidnapper left her in front of a block of flats in Bellville.
“While on patrol in the Bellville CBD yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, law enforcement officers were approached by a vagrant who said he had just seen the girl’s kidnapper,” the city said in a statement.
“He led the officers to the suspect whom they took into custody and transported to Chante’s mother’s house.”
The girl’s mother confirmed the person had abducted her daughter. The alleged kidnapper was taken to the Bellville police station and arrested.