A 3 month old baby was kidnapped in broad daylight while his grandmother was unloading groceries at the family home.
CCTV images captured a man walking down the street with a baby carrier covered with a blanket after someone entered a flat and snatched Brandon Cuellar outside his grandma’s home in San Jose, California.
According to reports, the toddler’s grandmother who was babysitting while his mum was at work, had reportedly just got home with her baby grandson from a shopping trip. She put him in an upstairs bedroom while she went for groceries in the car.
The baby boy wasn’t alone for longer than a couple of minutes when the kidnapper walked into the California home to kidnap him.
Speaking at a press briefing, Camarillo said: “In that short amount of time, someone entered the apartment…and left with the baby.”
The baby boy was putting on a white long-sleeved onesie that had dinosaurs printed on it when he disappeared, and the baby’s family say they don’t recognize the man pictured carrying the stroller.
In the CCTV Video, the suspect is seen wearing black trousers, a dark blue shirt and grey shoes with white trim. He also wore a black face mask and grey baseball hat.
Sgt. Christian Camarill appealed saying, ‘anybody who is a mother or father, you don’t love anything more than you love your child’.
He added: ‘Today someone is walking around with a three-month-old baby that they didn’t have yesterday.
‘If you have this baby, please get that baby back to his mother. We can deal with the consequences after.’
Watch the alleged kidnap video,
3 month old Brandon Cuellar, who was kidnapped from his home in San Jose this afternoon
• Dark Hispanic male
• Black pants, dark blue shirt
• Grey shoes with white trim
• Short hair
• Grey baseball hat
• Black mask pic.twitter.com/2FeSnVfmzK
— Whitney Sich🌻🇺🇦 (@WhitSich) April 26, 2022
In a new positive development however, the baby has been found. “This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said at a news conference, adding that he was glad this kidnappings had a “positive outcome.”
The discovery at about 9:30 a.m. capped about 20 hours of an intense hunt to find missing Brandon Cuellar, who was taken from an apartment complex on Monday around 1 p.m. at Elm and McKendrie streets by a man who appeared to whisk him away in a baby carrier.
Police said that Brandon was taken to a hospital for precautionary measures.