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PICTURED: Three suspects charged in kidnapping of three-month-old

PICTURED: Three suspects charged in kidnapping of three-month-old 2

Three suspects have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a three-month-old while his grandmother unloaded groceries from her car – including a female ‘family friend’ who drove the grandmother and child to run errands earlier in the day. 

Brandon Cuellar was snatched from an apartment in San Jose, California, Monday during the day. The baby was recovered unharmed and healthy on Tuesday, according to the San Jose Police Department

‘Baby Brandon has been located,’ the Department tweeted Tuesday, adding that he would be ‘taken to a local hospital as a precaution but he has been located alive.’ They did not elaborate on where the boy was found or his condition.

‘A million thank yous to all who assisted.’ 

A suspect walked into a home in the 1000 block of Elm Street at around 1 p.m. Monday and left with the young boy. Police released haunting video that shows the man walking down the sidewalk holding a baby carrier covered by a white blanket. 

Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez of San Jose, 43, was detained as a ‘person of interest’ after her statement to police changed several times when they interviewed her about the disappearance of the baby. 

San Jose Police spokesman Sgt. Christian Camarillo told reporters Tuesday that she was with Cuellar’s grandmother when an unknown man snatched the infant.

‘This was a person who was with the grandmother yesterday when they went shopping, she was present at the apartment complex when this happened,’ he said. ‘There have been some inconsistencies with what she has told us. Obviously, drawing our attention to what she knows about this.’ 

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Jose Roman Portillo, 28 (left), Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez, 43 (center) and Baldomeo Sandoval, 37 (right), were arrested in connection to the kidnapping of 3-month-old Brandon Cuellar from inside a San Jose apartment while his grandmother was unloading groceries from her car outside

Jose Roman Portillo, 28 (left), Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez, 43 (center) and Baldomeo Sandoval, 37 (right), were arrested in connection to the kidnapping of 3-month-old Brandon Cuellar from inside a San Jose apartment while his grandmother was unloading groceries from her car outside

Brandon Cuellar (pictured)  was snatched around 1 pm on Monday from an apartment in San Jose - he was recovered about 20 hours later at

Brandon Cuellar (pictured)  was snatched around 1 pm on Monday from an apartment in San Jose – he was recovered about 20 hours later at 

The three-month-old was found on Tuesday, police announced

The three-month-old was found on Tuesday, police announced

He was taken to a local hospital out of precaution

He was taken to a local hospital out of precaution

Then, police said, Baldomeo Sandoval of San Jose, 37, was identified as another person of interest and interviewed. Based on both their statements, they were placed under arrest. 

The next day, the San Jose Police Department Covert Response Unit, MERGE Unit and Robbery Unit Detectives apprehended the third suspect, Jose Roman Portillo of San Jose, 28, and carried out a search warrant of his home. 

There, they found Brandon, 20 hours after he was reported missing.  

‘This incident is a parent’s worst nightmare, and we are fortunate that we have the best Department in the Nation that helped bring forward a positive outcome. This case yet again highlights the dedication and commitment of our women and men who go above and beyond every day to keep our community safe,’ said Chief of Police Anthony Mata. 

In a news conference on Wednesday morning, Camarillo said that Ramirez was a family friend, and that the kidnappers’ motives were still under investigation. 

‘There is a human component aspect to this incident,’ he said, according to ABC7. ‘Mom is very traumatized right now. She needs her space.’

The San Jose Police Department did not return DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

Camarillo said the baby’s mother was at work at the time and his father is in jail.

‘Dad right now is out of the picture. He is incarcerated. I don’t know, you know, whether that is going to play into this, but obviously we are going to talk to him soon,’ Camarillo said. It’s unclear why the father is in jail.

‘[The grandmother] came to this apartment, she took the baby in the apartment, went downstairs to unload some groceries,’ Camarillo said during a news conference Monday.

One of the suspects walked into a home in the 1000 block of Elm Street at around 1 p.m. Monday and left with the young boy

One of the suspects walked into a home in the 1000 block of Elm Street at around 1 p.m. Monday and left with the young boy 

Police released a video clip that shows the man walking down the sidewalk holding a baby carrier covered by a white blanket

Police released a video clip that shows the man walking down the sidewalk holding a baby carrier covered by a white blanket

‘In that short amount of time, someone entered the apartment and left with the baby.’ 

Authorities did not issue an Amber Alert because investigators did not have a vehicle description.

Camarillo had said it was hard to make out the man who took the baby because he was wearing a mask.

‘We need the public’s help right now in San Jose to find this baby. Today someone is walking around with a three-month-old baby that they did not have yesterday,’ he said.

Brandon had been last seen wearing a white long-sleeved onesie with dinosaurs on it.

In the early hours, police said officers and FBI agents were going door-to-door in the neighborhood to appeal for witnesses or information.

They said: ‘All available resources are assisting with this investigation.’

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