San Jose Kidnapping: 3-Month-Old Baby Found, Suspects in Custody

Police on Tuesday recovered a 3-month-old baby who had been kidnapped a day earlier from his grandmother’s San Jose home.

The baby, Brandon Cuellar, was found safe and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Three suspects were in custody, police said.

A worker from a nearby adult care facility called police when she spotted a suspicious van with a baby carrier inside. The woman, identified only as Gloria, said the vehicle “didn’t sit well” with her, so she peeked inside, saw the car seat and called 911.

Police said the suspect entered an apartment in the 1000 block of Elm Street on Monday afternoon and took the baby as the child’s grandmother was unloading groceries.

San Jose police Tuesday morning towed away a Nissan Pathfinder from near the scene of the kidnapping.

Earlier Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol released an image of what they said was a “possible suspect vehicle” in the investigation, and police later confirmed the silver Nissan Quest minivan was connected to the case.

It wasn’t immediately clear if that was the van deemed suspicious by the good Samaritan who called police.

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