KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — A two-year-old British boy named Freddie was allegedly kidnapped today from his home in the Bangsar suburb here by a machete-wielding Asian man who made off with a female accomplice in a white Toyota Camry at about 6pm today.
The man was described as about 5-feet-6-inches tall with Chinese or Burmese features and was accompanied by an Asian woman with long black hair, Chris Bailey, a friend of the mother, told The Malay Mail Online in an email, requesting for help to hunt for the toddler.
“I can’t give more than this at the moment. Police have requested this.
“From what I understand, they did grab him and take him. I am a friend of the mother’s. We just want to get the story out there in case someone may see him,” Bailey said, declining to furnish further information when asked, including the mother’s name.
The Star Online has also reported that an expatriate woman named Sarah Joseph had witnessed a man and a woman in a niqab grabbing her 18-month-old son from their home in Jalan Terasek, Bangsar.
Another friend of the mother later confirmed with The Malay Mail Online that both incidents are the same.
The kidnapper and his accomplice took Freddie and drove off in a white Toyota Camry, which bore the car registration plate number BKP 4386, the friend added.
She asked not to be named, saying the police had urged them not to speak to the media.
The police are expected to hold a news conference on this case later tonight.
In August this year, a 28-year-old legal adviser was nearly kidnapped while at the Jalan Maarof traffic lights near the Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq Mosque in the leafy Bangsar suburb.
The woman had managed to fob off her attacker, who was armed with a knife, and lived to share her tale on the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign Facebook page on August 13.
The Star had reported the kidnap attempt had also occurred at about 6pm.
The unnamed woman claimed that her attacker had not attempted to grab her handphone or handbag, and that he and his accomplice had made an illegal U-turn and sped off towards the city centre after the failed kidnapping attempt.
She related that nobody had come to her immediate aid, although she had spotted several cars stopped at the red light.