‘Now, it’s time to go after the culprits’: Police

Sarah Joseph with her son Freddie who was found at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.

KUALA LUMPUR - Now that little Freddie Joseph has been found, the police will focus their efforts on going after those who had snatched him from his house.

City police CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said they were looking for two people.

They have released a photofit of a man believed to be the suspect who snatched Freddie.

SAC Ku said the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, had fair complexion, short hair and was believed to be around 168cm tall.

It is believed the second suspect may be a woman.

Asked if the father was a suspect, Ku said it was too early to speculate.

"There is no urgency to question the father," he added.

SAC Ku added that widespread publicity on the case had helped police in finding the boy.

"The suspects might have been spooked so they released the baby unharmed," he said, adding that police had also ruled out kidnapping for ransom as a possible motive.

"It is quite unlikely. We believe that the possibility that he was kidnapped for ransom is very slim."

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said police have recorded the statements of three people in relation to the crime and were expecting to interview more people.

"We have also recovered CCTV footage of the incident from a neighbour's camera.

"However, the camera was too far away so we couldn't clearly identify the suspect but we do have an idea of what he looks like," he said.