Police have arrested a woman suspected of stealing a two-day-old baby from a hospital in Songkhla.
The woman took the baby because she wanted to have a child, Pol Col Wiwat Nopparat, supperintendent of Sadao police station, said.
The officers met the woman, whose name was not disclosed, in tambon Prik in Sadao district two days after the female infant disappeared from Sadao Hospital on Wednesday. The suspect, who was in her 30s, allegedly admitted to police she took the child because she was married for a long time and had no children.
She first tried to look for abandoned babies in hospitals. But failing to find one, she decided to steal one, police said.
The mother of the stolen baby said the woman who was dressed as a nurse told her the baby needed an immediate check-up.