Man and woman in court after taking baby from Starship’s intensive care unit

News from NZ Police
A 25 year-old woman and a 36 year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court today charged with abduction of a child.

The pair was arrested this afternoon by officers investigating the overnight removal of a 10 day old infant, known as Baby Jacob, from the newborn intensive care unit in Auckland’s Starship Hospital. The baby boy was located by Police this morning and returned to hospital where he remains in the custody of CYF.

News from NZ Police at 4.50am
Auckland Police are concerned for a 10 day old baby who was taken from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Auckland Hospital by his mother. Police have carried out an investigation through the night to locate Baby Jacob.

He is a 10 day old boy. He was dressed in in a white stretch n grow singlet when he was taken from the hospital about 8.45 pm last night. He has a nasal tube for feeding and needs special care for feeding.

He is believed to be with his mother Leah Brewster aka Faatavaelea Brewster, 25 years old, of Samoan descent, from Grey Lynn. She is 155 cm tal, (5 foot 2″), solid/fat build, and wearing a black and white summer dress, and black Adidas looking zip up sweatshirt with white stripes down the arms, and white jandals at the time she left the hospital with her baby.

She may be accompanied by James Vemoa, a 26 year old Maori, also from Grey Lynn, who was wearing long black shorts, black shoes and socks, and a black T-shirt.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Baby Jacob or his mother, or Mr Vemoa, is urged to call police on 111.