Frantic search after ‘nurse’ allegedly steals baby from mum at hospital

·2-min read

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.

Image that allegedly shows the stolen baby from the General Hospital in Zapopan. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Image that allegedly shows the stolen baby from the General Hospital in Zapopan. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

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. 

The woman dressed as a nurse who allegedly stole the baby.
The woman dressed as a nurse who allegedly stole the baby in the General Hospital in Zapopan. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

"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.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting