Baby kidnapped in Auckland

  • Updated
  • 09/08/2017
The 11-day-old infant was stolen in Epsom.
The 11-day-old infant was stolen in Epsom. Photo credit: Getty

Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman after an 11-day-old baby was kidnapped from a house in Epsom, Auckland on Wednesday morning.

At around 7am police received a report that she had been taken, prompting a widescale investigation.

Police say they found the baby and she is safe and well and she was returned to her parents at 1:30pm.

"The baby's parents are obviously very distraught and have been through a terrible ordeal and they are currently with their baby," says Auckland City Police Detective Inspector Scott Beard.

"This has been an extremely harrowing time for the new parents of a very young baby. We are relieved and thankful that the baby was not harmed and has been reunited with her parents."

Both women will appear in the Auckland District Court on August 10 facing kidnapping and burglary charges.