Police find baby who was kidnapped while grandmother unloaded groceries from the car outside

San Jose police said Tuesday they have found a three-month-old baby who was kidnapped from an apartment Monday afternoon while his grandmother was unloading groceries from a car outside. Three suspects have now been remanded in custody and charges are on the way, police said.

The infant, Brandon Alexis Cuellar, was found alive and unharmed and brought to the hospital as a “precautionary measure” after a more than 20-hour search, police said. Police have not yet released details on where he was found.

Cuellar was found just 24 hours after he was reported missing. San Jose police said Monday he was being watched by his grandmother while his mother was at work, CBS San Francisco reports. The grandmother had taken the child into the apartment when she returned from shopping. She went back to her car to pick up more groceries, but when she went in again, Cuellar was gone.

San Jose police tweeted photos and video out of a male suspect seen entering the residence and walking away with the baby in what appeared to be a carrier covered with a blanket. San Jose Police Department spokesman Sergeant Christian Camarillo said Tuesday that the male suspect, who has not been identified, brought a baby carrier to the apartment, suggesting the kidnapping was planned.

Police said at a news conference later Tuesday that they believe the suspect is one of the people they have remanded in custody.

Camarillo also said Tuesday that a woman who was with the grandmother has been identified as a person of interest. He said “inconsistencies” in what she told police raised “significant suspicion” even though she has not been charged and has not been arrested. He has not given further details.

Early Monday night, the neighborhood where the abduction took place was crowded with San Jose police units. Police said Monday that his mother was at their headquarters and provided information about the case. The child’s father is currently in jail.

“Right now, we all have resources available, not just out in the field, but here in the police department working on this case,” Camarillo said Monday.

Authorities asked everyone living in the area to check their video surveillance cameras from around 6 p.m. 13.00, who could have caught the suspect.

Police also noted that no Amber Alert had been issued in the case because authorities did not have a vehicle description or license plate number to include in the warning.

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