Baby stolen at taxi rank. CREDIT: File image

A woman, 30, appeared in the Durban Magistrates’ Court yesterday for stealing a newborn baby.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane says the suspect befriended the mom and offered to assist as the victim’s family did not want to come and fetch her.

He says: “The suspect allegedly gave money to the victim to buy airtime while the suspect was waiting with her baby boy at a taxi rank. When the victim returned, she noticed that her baby and the suspect were missing.”