Sunday, 30 August 2020

Man and woman kidnap a one-year-old boy from his stroller at gunpoint: Mom fights back against armed attackers who snatched her son and put him in an SUV while she was walking on the street

A man and woman have been arrested in Georgia after allegedly snatching a one-year-old boy from his mother at gunpoint, despite her brave efforts to fight them off, police said. 
Mateo Alejandro Montufar-Barrera was abducted in Chamblee around noon on Saturday while his mother Leslie Bamaca pushed him in a stroller on Clairview Drive.
An Amber Alert was issued for the little boy, who was found safe by police about five hours later. 
The suspects have been identified as Maynor Dario Valera Zuniga and Kristin Nicole Valera Zuniga, who are being held in Carroll County, the AJC reported.  
Mateo Alejandro Montufar-Barrera was abducted by two men on Saturday while his mother Leslie Bamanca pushed him in a stroller
Mateo Alejandro Montufar-Barrera was abducted by two men on Saturday while his mother Leslie Bamanca pushed him in a stroller
Authorities said the mom put up a fight with the one of the suspects and managed to pull off one of his shoes (pictured)
The mom managed to pull off a piece of the suspect's shorts (pictured)
Authorities said the mom put up a fight with the one of the suspects and managed to pull off one of his shoes and piece of his shorts (pictured) 
Initial reports had identified the suspects as two men. 
Police said the pair pulled up to the mom and child in a maroon 2003 Acura MDX before a man exited the car and held a gun at her hip.
When the suspect, described as Hispanic in his mid 20s, attempted to take her son, Bamanca managed to grab his weapon and tried to shoot the man but the gun didn't go off, according to police. 

During the struggle, Bamanca also tore off a piece of the suspect's shorts and pulled off one of his shoes. 
Photos of the man's clothing were released by the FBI on social media as they asked anyone with information to come forward. 
The second suspect, a woman, later exited the car and took the boy. The pair then sped off with baby in their vehicle towards the I-85, authorities said.  
The suspects were last seen travelling in a Maroon 2003 Acura MDX, license plate RTJ0253, on the I-85.
The suspects were last seen travelling in a Maroon 2003 Acura MDX, license plate RTJ0253, on the I-85.
The alleged kidnappers were located in Carroll County around 5pm after the Georgia State Patrol spotted the vehicle and pulled them over. 
The two were arrested and taken into custody.  
Mateo, meanwhile, was found unharmed and was reunited with his mother.  
Bamanaca is now working with detectives from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which has taken over the case. 
Her sister, Jessica Bamaca told local news station the kidnappers were not known to the family. 
'We have no idea who they are. It's the first time we've seen them,' she said. 'We don't know where they came from. We don't know what their intentions were.'  

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