A six-year-old girl was abducted from her home off Wilton Street shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday and found unharmed a short time later, police said.
According to reports, a man entered the home and took the little girl.
Police said a passerby discovered the child walking in the area of Woodlawn Gardens, off Soldier Road, and took her to the Wulff Road Police Station.
She was found less than an hour after she was reported missing, police said.
Police said they had a man in custody assisting with the investigation.
It was unclear whether the person in custody is believed to be the person who took the girl from her home.
Last night, police said the child was back with her family, but did not provide more details on the matter. Police said they were unsure how many people were in the house at the time of the abduction and what alerted them that she was missing.
Police also did not say how the abductor entered the home.
This incident came two weeks after a three-year-old boy was kidnapped while riding his bicycle in front of his South Beach home.
He was allegedly kidnapped by two women in a silver car and dropped off at a wash house on Joe Farrington Road and Fox Hill Road the following morning.
Police released a sketch of one of the suspects, but said yesterday they still had no one in custody in relation to that matter.
Last week, there was another child abduction scare.
A family took to social media to appeal for the return of a four-year-old boy reported missing from his Farrington Road and Warren Street home.
His mother reported that she called all of her relatives and no one had seen him.
The child was left home alone, according to police, and a relative took him without other relatives knowing where he had gone.
Police said social services officials were investigating the matter.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications
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