Newborn Kidnapped From Hospital Saved By Four Teens Thanks To Facebook

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 3, 2014   |   6:54PM   |   Montreal, Quebec

A kidnapper disguised as a nurse snatched a newborn from a Quebec hospital last week, but a group of Canadian teens helped bring the 16-hour-old baby girl home.

A group of four teenagers heard the Amber Alert about a newborn stolen from a hospital and decided to go looking for the suspect. They spotted her car, and police were able to reunite the infant girl with her parents just three hours after she was kidnapped. The suspect is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Four teenagers in Quebec are being applauded for their detective work in helping police locate a newborn who was snatched from a hospital in Trois-Rivières Monday night.A woman dressed as a nurse allegedly entered Mélissa McMahon’s room at St. Mary’s Hospital around 7 p.m. and took her day-old baby girl, Victoria.

Police issued an Amber alert and an image of the suspect caught on a hospital security camera was soon all over the Internet.

Mélisanne Bergeron, Sharelle Bergeron, Marc-André Côté and Charlène Plante saw the photo and jumped to action.

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“We went on Facebook and saw the news that a baby was kidnapped. We just needed to act… we wanted to find the baby,” Plante told Global News on Tuesday.