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Papua New Guinea

Child kidnapped in Pom

BY MIRIAM ZARRIGA

mzarriga@spp.com.pg

ONE-year-old boy Jayden Simeon is believed to have been abducted by a stranger in the Port Moresby suburb of Gerehu Stage Two on Wednesday morning.

The man believed to be from the Western Highlands, convinced the uncle that he was a friend of the child’s father.

“He stayed with the two and they actually had a meal before he convinced them to go to the store to get ice cream for my son, they went down the road and at the Lwanga Catholic Church, the man told my brother that he left his wallet at the house,” said Mrs Rasehei.

“My brother ran back to get the wallet and realised Jayden was still with the man, he ran back but within those minutes he was away, my son was gone.

“He rushed back to the neighbour’s house and told them to call me, they called advising me that Jayden was gone and I rushed home.

“We put a report with the police and started to ask the neighbourhood if they had seen anyone with Jayden.”

Mrs Rasahei said the neighbourhood boys told their story on what happened between the time the uncle left and how Jayden was taken.

She said a grey-tinted sedan registration number BMJ/BJM 419 was parked nearby and the man was struggling to open the door because it was locked.

“The boys noticed the little boy and were saying, ‘he looked like Jayden’ so they tried to get a better view and by the time they confirmed him, the vehicle drove off,” she said.

The suspect is described as tall, light skinned, bald and was last seen wearing Colorado trouser brownish orange in colour, white collared T-shirt and a black stockman boot.

In the vehicle were other men whose descriptions were unknown. The abductor was believed to have been a passenger in the vehicle.

Jayden was last seen wearing a red gumboot with a navy blue trouser and a blue T-shirt.

The public have been encouraged to call the police if they have sighted the boy and the family has also asked for any information to call the numbers provided 70093611/72391120.

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