The mother of abducted baby Henco Lamprecht from Brackenfell says the hijacking happened in a “split second”.
Alicia Lamprecht, 28, spoke to the Daily Voice a day after her hijacking ordeal that happened in Bishops Street, Observatory, on Monday morning.
Her car was stolen with her seven-month-old baby inside.
Both the VW Polo and the baby were later found safe at different locations in Maitland.
Alicia says she was leaving the house of a friend when an unknown man jumped behind the wheel and sped off.
“I had placed Henco in his seat when my friend’s dog ran out.
“I quickly helped chase it back when this man suddenly came out of nowhere and sped off,” she explains.
“It happened in a split second, I am still confused too.
“I did not leave Henco alone to chat with my friend, as it has been reported.
“I am happy he was found safe and to have him home again.
“A lot was going through my mind at that time, I really feared the worst.
“He is doing well. It is just us (parents) who couldn’t sleep.”
She and her husband have been married for three years and Henco is their only child.
She says Henco was tossed out of the car while strapped in his car seat.
“I just need to verify that he is OK since we found bruises on his head which we believe he suffered from being tossed out of the vehicle.
“Luckily, he was still in his car seat and from what we see it’s just minor bruises,” says Alicia.
SAPS’ Andre Traut says cops are investigating a hijacking case a suspect is being questioned.