A four-year-old boy was stolen and dumped after the thief was spotted on Tuesday afternoon in Glen Norah.
The thief took to his heels when he was seen with the baby by the kid’s neighbour Ethel Danhire, 47, who got suspicious of this man’s movements around this boy.
The mother, who is a Harare CBD vendor, narrated how it happened saying were it not for the neighbour, the child could have been stolen.
“My neighbour from across the street got suspicious of this man’s movements around the children who were playing at my house.
“Within a short time, she saw this thief taking my child away.
“The saviour called my child by his name but my child did not respond.
“My neighbour rushed out and started shouting. That was when the thief threw down the child and ran away,” said Tambudzai Bangajena.
The woman who witnessed everything could not be located as she had travelled to her rural home but her daughter narrated what transpired.
“My mother said the suspect stopped at the gate under a tree near after reportedly targeting the boy.
“She then saw the man taking the boy away before shouting and the man threw down the child,” said the woman’s daughter.