Date
23 October 2017
A picture posted on Facebook shows a suspect (inset) in a purported child kidnapping attempt last weekend. Photos: Baidu.com, Facebook
A picture posted on Facebook shows a suspect (inset) in a purported child kidnapping attempt last weekend. Photos: Baidu.com, Facebook

Woman claims her 3-year-old son was targeted by a kidnapper

A Hong Kong woman has claimed that her three-year-old son was targeted in a kidnapping attempt in the Admiralty area last weekend.

In a social media post that has gone viral, the woman wrote that a masked lady tried to snatch her child Saturday afternoon in an area near Queensway Plaza, but was foiled in the attempt.

According to her account, the incident happened as the woman and her husband were taking a stroll along with their two small children.

The mother was carrying in her arms a baby who was just a few months old son while her husband was holding the arm of the other child, who was a three-year-old boy. 

As they were walking, a lady wearing a face mask suddenly grabbed the 3-year-old boy from behind and tried to pull him away from his father.

But the mother noticed the attempt and gave a loud shout, prompting the masked woman to let go of the toddler.

As the couple confronted the woman and threatened to call the police, the suspected child abductor quickly fled from the scene.

The mother later wrote a Facebook post, warning women to be careful when taking their kids out, Metro Daily reported.  

Along with her message the mother posted a picture of the suspected female kidnapper, who was believed to be in her forties.

The picture, purportedly taken at the footbridge connecting Queensway Plaza and Pacific Place, showed a slender masked woman in short straight hair and wearing at least two cardigans and carrying a large handbag.

The post has generated a lot of comments on social media, with netizens reminding parents to beware of potential child kidnappers.

A police spokesperson, meanwhile, told Headline Daily that they haven’t received any report of a child kidnapping attempt over the weekend.

If anyone has any solid information, they should contact the police, he said.

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