House maid arrested for kidnapping boss’ toddler son and stealing vehicle

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By Bulawayo Correspondent

POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested a 19-year old Bulawayo woman for allegedly kidnapping her employer’s one-year eight-month-old son Monday.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the arrest of suspect, Kimberly Ncube.

The maid was spotted by members of the public, who informed police after heeding an alarm notice calling for her apprehension.

Police sources confirmed the child had since been reunited with his family.

“The one-year-eight-month-old baby boy was found in a healthy condition. The parents have reconciled (sic) with the child. Ncube is in police custody,” said police in a statement.

Ncube reportedly stole the family’s BMW vehicle, which was parked at her employer’s Paddonhurst residency in the city.

Earlier, police had indicated they were hunting for Ncube.

“Police in Bulawayo are looking for Kimberly Ncube, a female adult aged 19, she was employed as a maid in Paddonhurst, Bulawayo.

“She was left alone looking after the employer’s one year eight months old son.

“She took advantage of the employer’s absence who had gone to work and she stole the white sedan BMW 328i registration number AEA8833 which was parked in the garage,” said Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele.