A newborn baby has been stolen from its mother’s arms by a woman dressed as a nurse in a Mexican hospital.
The incident took place at Hospital Zoquipan in the Mexican state of Jalisco at around 7pm on Wednesday (local time).
The mum of the stolen newborn told hospital staff that a nurse in a surgical gown came into her ward and asked to take the baby to the neonatal unit, which she agreed to, news site Debate reports.
However, when the mum asked to see her baby, staff members said they never asked to take the infant away.
The mum described the woman who allegedly took the baby away, and a full search of the hospital was carried out.
After being unable to locate either the woman or the baby in the building, local authorities launched a state-wide search.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramirez confirmed that a Code Red was activated in the hospital and a search operation is currently underway in the state.
"Someone stole a baby," he said on social media.
"There is nothing worse than that level of evil.
"After the Code Red was activated in the hospital, the authorities of different agencies responded to the report, arrived at the scene, and are searching with all the force through the state."
The search for the baby continues.
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