Police launch urgent search for missing 18-month-old Roberta in Halls Creek
Kimberley police are ‘extremely concerned’ for the safety of an 18-month-old reported missing by her frantic parents who last saw her in her bed late on Friday night.
The region’s top cop said a large-scale search was underway for toddler Roberta Mosquito who was last sighted about 11pm at a home in Moyle Crescent.
Superintendent Greg Crofts said police from all over the district had been called in to help search for Roberta.
He said her parents notified police straight away when they realised she was missing about 1.30am.
“This is without a doubt our district priority,” he said.
“We’ve had coppers arriving (in the town) all night.
“There is nothing to suggest there is anything suspicious at this time, however, due to the age of the baby and it can’t freely move very far we are leaving no stone unturned.
“It is extremely concerning that a young girl can go missing in the middle of the night.”
Supt. Crofts said police were searching nearby homes and bushland. SES volunteers were also assisting.
He said it was possible extra officers from Perth could also be called in later today.
Supt. Crofts confirmed the missing girl could not yet walk.
“She can’t walk but she can crawl,” he said.
“We are following any leads as to where the baby is.
“The whole district has come to a halt to focus on this…we have dropped everything.
“We are working well with the family.”
Roberta has an olive complexion, brown eyes short brown hair. She was wearing a wearing pink and white checked shorts and a pink singlet.
Anyone with information should contact police on triple zero or the Police Assistance Centre on 131 444.
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