Baby snatched from home found by police

The four-month-old girl who was abducted from Ruby Street, Bellbird, on Wednesday has been safely located at 9.55pm, near Armidale.

Two women and a man are currently in police custody and are assisting with inquiries.

The matter is now being handled by the relevant agencies. Police thank the public and members of the media for their assistance in relation to this matter

No further information is available.


A FOUR-month-old girl has been abducted from a home near Cessnock, prompting police to issue an amber alert for the infant.

NSW Police are calling for public help to find the baby, who was taken just after 4pm on Wednesday when two women and a man entered a home in Ruby Street, Bellbird.

The group took the girl and put her in a vehicle, police said. The car was last seen heading west and possibly towards the Queensland border.

The vehicle is described as being a white 2010 Mitsubishi Challenger with a Queensland number plate of ‘388-XFV’.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 160cm and 165cm tall, mid 20s, medium to solid build, dark hair and wearing a light-coloured top.

A second woman is described as also being of Caucasian appearance, between 60 and 70 years of age with a large build and grey hair. She was wearing a grey T-shirt.

A man travelling with them is described as 30 years of age, between 170cm to 175cm tall with dark hair shaved at the back and a large build wearing blue pants and a yellow/blue high visibility shirt.

Police are asking the public to be on alert and report any sightings of these people or vehicle.

Contact Triple Zero (000) to provide any information.