'Snatched' baby found safe and well

A BABY boy, allegedly snatched from a Sydney hospital on Monday morning, has been found safe.

The four-week-old was allegedly carried out of the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick by his 26-year-old father.

Residents, who had seen an emergency broadcast for the baby's safety, recognised the father at a cafe in Parramatta on Monday evening.

He was arrested and taken to the Parramatta Police Station.

The baby was reunited with his mother.


EARLIER: A FOUR-week-old baby boy has been snatched from a Sydney hospital maternity ward.

Police are hunting the newborn's father, Justin Groves, who was seen leaving the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick in Sydney's east late this morning with his infant son in his arms.

The 26-year-old is not believed to have access to a pram or vital baby supplies.

An emergency alert was put out for Justin at 3.15pm.

He is described as being caucasian, 170cms tall with a slim build, short crew cut hairstyle and was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue print and light blue jeans.

He also has distinctive tattoos of skulls on his left arm and the name Ally tattooed on his neck.

Police say they hold extreme concerns for the baby's safety and have urged anyone with information to phone 000.

Topics:  abduction hospital

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