Police looking for woman accused of taking child

July 10, 1999

A homeless woman who police say abducted a 3-year-old girl yesterday may have wanted to use the toddler to generate sympathy while panhandling in downtown Baltimore, city police said.

Police said the woman was with a male friend who was supposed to be watching the child, identified as Patrice Barr. When the man stopped in a store on Fayette Street, the woman ran off with Patrice, according Baltimore Police Agent Ragina L. Cooper.

Investigators said Anita Davis, 29, of Baltimore was charged in a warrant with abduction.

Patrice is a light-skinned African-American child who is 3 feet tall, wears braids and was wearing a light-blue T-shirt, blue jean shorts and blue Nike sneakers. Anyone with information should call police at 410-396-2636.

Pub Date: 7/10/99

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