Baby is snatched from a mother's arms and kidnapped by two men in Guatemala


Terrifying moment baby is snatched from a mother’s arms and kidnapped by two men in Guatemala before the child is found alive abandoned at a disused railway

  • A baby was snatched from its mother’s arms in city in Guatemala on Wednesday
  • Shocking CCTV footage shows baby was abducted by two men on a motorbike
  • The child was found abandoned at a railway station shortly after the kidnapping

This is the dramatic moment kidnappers snatch a baby from its mother’s arms as she walks along a crowded street in Guatemala.

The kidnapping took place in Zacapa, around 70 miles from the capital Guatemala City, on September 30.

Shocking CCTV footage shows the baby snatchers speed up to the mother and wrench the young baby boy from her during a violent struggle.

The mother is seen walking up the street holding her baby in Zacapa, Guatemala on Wednesday seconds before the kidnappers attack. The two men can be seen crossing the street towards her on a motorbike

The mother is seen walking up the street holding her baby in Zacapa, Guatemala on Wednesday seconds before the kidnappers attack. The two men can be seen crossing the street towards her on a motorbike

The men appear to be laying in wait for her in a side-street on a motorbike which they use as a getaway vehicle.

The passenger jumps off and snatches the baby while his accomplice gets ready to speed off.

The mother puts up a defensive fight, attempting to grab her baby back, but the man hits her and knocks her to the ground in the 25-second struggle.

A stray dog can be seen running up to the kidnappers and appears to try to intervene but none of the other by-standers who witnessed the abduction tried to stop it.

A stray dog can be seen running over to the scene as the mother gets up from the ground and the two men speed off on a motorbike with the baby

A stray dog can be seen running over to the scene as the mother gets up from the ground and the two men speed off on a motorbike with the baby

The neighbourhood where it had occurred has been named as Tamarindal. 

Yesterday police confirmed they had recovered the young boy and reunited him with his parents.

The baby is said to have been found abandoned at a disused railway station shortly after the kidnapping. 

The reason the men snatched the child before abandoning it has not been revealed.

No arrests have yet been made.

Guatemalan police confirmed they had found the young boy (pictured in policeman's arms) in a disused railway station shortly after the kidnapping and he was reunited with his parents in a tearful reunion

Guatemalan police confirmed they had found the young boy (pictured in policeman’s arms) in a disused railway station shortly after the kidnapping and he was reunited with his parents in a tearful reunion

Footage made available by Guatemala’s national police force, PCN, showed the baby’s tearful parents cuddling the youngster after an emotional reunion following a hospital check-up.

PCN spokesman Jorge Aguilar told local press they were still hunting the pair behind the baby snatch.

He said street cameras in the area had played an instrumental part in enabling officers to find and save the youngster.

Police delivered clothes, nappies and food to the child’s family, described as a ‘low-income family’ once they were back at home.



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