Police cover the Toyota 4WD involved in the alleged
abduction of a 2-year-old Dunedin girl from the Otago
Farmers Market on Saturday. Photo by Peter McIntosh
A tip-off from a member of the public led police to a
Dunedin toddler who went missing from the Otago Farmers Market
The 2-year-old girl was located by police ''safe and well''
at a South Dunedin address yesterday morning.
Police were called to the property just before 11am,
following a tip-off the vehicle the girl had last been seen
in was parked in the driveway.
Detective Inspector Kevin Hooper said the girl was found safe
and well, and a 47-year-old woman at the address was charged
Det Insp Hooper declined to comment on the woman's motive, as
the case was before the courts.
The woman is alleged to have taken the girl from the Otago
Farmers Market about 12.30pm.
The toddler had been returned to the custody of Child, Youth
and Family, Det Insp Hooper said.