Hospital offers P100,000 reward for recovery of stolen baby-A A +A
Thursday, September 13, 2012
MANILA -- An official of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said a reward of P100,000 has been offered by a hospital where a new-born male infant was stolen from his mother last week.
Chief Superintendent Mario Dela Vega, QCPD director, said he had received a formal letter from Dr. Melchor Cruz, medical director of Sta. Teresita General Hospital, with the request that it be given the widest publicity to help authorities solve the crime and return the baby to his mother.
On September 4, Ces Delos Santos's new-born son, Sean Gabriel, was taken by a woman dressed as a doctor who claimed that the infant was needed for routine evaluation.
The baby was declared missing only after a real nurse later came to take the infant from his mother for his bath. But by then, the woman had escaped, unnoticed by the security guard on duty.
Dela Vega reiterated the hospital's appeal and urged anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the fake woman doctor to report to the authorities.
Informants may call QCPD Station 1 in La Loma at 731-8341 or 7125757 or the QCPD Tactical Operations Center in Camp Karingal at 924-4444, 925-8497 or 09204075105. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)