Missing child found begging in front of grocery

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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A boy who was reported missing in eastern Trinidad was found hours after his disappearance on Sunday.

Police said a 33-year-old woman told police that she left her son at home at around 1.30 pm and returned shortly after but did not see him.

Officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the child protection unit and the anti-kidnapping unit were set on alert to find the boy.

Investigators said the woman returned to the police station with her son at around 7.30 pm and said her son was found in front of a grocery begging for money.

Police said the boy used the money he got from strangers to buy KFC and snacks.

The boy was returned to his mother’s care.

Divisional police are continuing inquiries.