Facebook post helps to locate stolen baby

stolen baby returned

QUEBEC, Can. (WIAT) — A Canadian hospital is looking to upgrade their security procedures after a woman walks out of the building, with someone else’s baby.

The suspect is now in police custody and undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. And the baby is back with her relieved parents today.

Surveillance video shows the suspect dressed up as a nurse. She walks into the maternity ward and takes off with one-day-old– baby Victoria. The police quickly jumped into action, and posted the video on Facebook.

Not long after it was posted four friends saw the video and recognized the woman. They contacted police who found the woman in her home with the baby. Baby Victoria was reunited just hours after being taken.

Most hospital maternity wards have security systems with electronic bracelets for babies. The hospital where Victoria was did not.

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