Search underway for toddler snatched by mentally unstable father

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Search underway for toddler snatched by mentally unstable father

A two-year old boy has been kidnapped by his father and a rescue operation is now underway to find him.

Reports state that around 2 am yesterday, Mohammed Ali of Baker Trace, Coalmine in Sangre Grande broke into the home of the child’s mother at Quash Trace, Sangre Grande and took his son, Umar Ali, without consent from the mother.

The man, who is said to be mentally unstable, then fled in his white Nissan B-14 motor car, registration # PBD 6522.

The child’s mother, who was asleep at the time of the break-in, was awakened by another relative and told what happened.

The woman later went to the Sangre Grande Police Station and lodged a report. Officers went to the suspect’s home but he was not there.

Mohammed later video-called his child’s mother while on a rafter with a rope around his neck, threatening to kill himself.
He subsequently jumped from the rafter but quickly removed the rope from his neck, and ended the call.

The search exercise involves officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the Eastern Division along with members of the Hunter’s Search and Rescue Team.