PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child was taken from a Homewood North home Wednesday evening.
Officers were sent to the home on Mt. Vernon Street, near Collier Street, around 8 p.m. for reports of a possible abduction.READ MORE: Howard W. Hanna Jr., Founder Of Real Estate Agency Dies At 101 Years Old
Pittsburgh Police say a teenage babysitter told officers that a 27-year-old woman, identified as Nayshell Sly, came to the home, took the 1-year-old girl and drove away.
The babysitter told officers she and the girl’s family are an acquaintance of Sly, but she did not have permission to take the child.
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Police pinged Sly’s cell phone, showing that she was driving through South Side.
Around 9:30 p.m., officers saw the suspect’s vehicle on the Birmingham Bridge and pulled her over. Sly was with her two children, her female cousin and her child, and the missing baby girl was in the backseat.
Sly was apprehended, and officials say the 1-year-old girl was unharmed.
However, she was taken to Children’s Hospital for evaluation.
Sly was taken to police headquarters to be questioned. She is now facing charges of kidnapping, burglary and interfering with the custody of children.MORE NEWS: Wholey's Market Celebrates 109 Years In Business
The investigation is ongoing.