Baby snatcher: Woman kidnaps newborn from Russian hospital in shopping bag (VIDEO)
The incident was recorded on CCTV at a prenatal center in the Belgorod area of western Russia and shows a woman in a bathrobe stealing the child without drawing any attention from hospital staff.
As staff stand near a reception area talking to visitors, the alleged female child snatcher can be seen walking past, lugging a large green shopping bag apparently containing the hidden baby girl.
The young child was found uninjured hours later and was returned to her mother at the hospital.
The woman is now facing criminal charges related to kidnapping a minor and is reportedly due to undergo a medical examination. It is thought she may have attempted the kidnapping after the death of her own child.