PETALING JAYA - An alert has been sounded for a 20-month-old child of an expatriate mother who has alleged that a man stormed into her house in Bangsar here and abducted her son.
According to a family friend of language teacher Sarah Joseph, 39, the man had burst into her home in Jalan Terasek at around 6.20pm yesterday and took away her son, Freddie.
At that time, Joseph was alone with the baby, having dinner on the porch while her maid was inside the house near the upscale neighbourhood near Jalan Telawi which is popular with expatriates.
Joseph had stepped into the house for a while before she heard plates falling and rushed out.
It was then that she saw the man grabbing the baby from his chair.
The man then ran out of the house and drove off in a white Toyota Camry.
"We hope as many people as possible can help us look out for the man. He could not have gotten far in this traffic," said the friend yesterday.
According to an eyewitness, a white car stopped in front of the house at around 6pm.
As the car stopped, a man got off and put on a baseball cap and spectacles before proceeding towards the house.
Moments later, the man could be seen running to the car with a baby in his arms. The passenger door of the car was opened by someone inside and the man passed the baby to the person inside.
Joseph was seen running after the man, screaming.