New York authorities issued an AMBER Alert for two young children who disappeared from the Greece area Monday night.
Syracuse.com reports that Shekeria Cash, 3, and Dimitri Cash Jr., 5, were last seen at around 8:40 p.m. at English Road, where they were abducted from their foster home. According to authorities, both children are said to be in “extreme danger.”
Two tall mask-wearing men reportedly grabbed the children and fled. Both men were dressed identical, police said, wearing flannel shirts, khaki pants, black ski masks and black ski hats. Both stood around 6-feet tall. One suspect appeared to weigh around 175 pounds, while the other appeared to weigh around 200 pounds.
The suspects smashed into a window at the home and specifically searched Dimitri Jr. and Shekeria. Police said the suspects violently grabbed the children and put duct tape around a foster mother and two other children, NBC 10 reports.
“The two suspects grabbed all three of them, used duck tape to forcibly tape all three together,” Chief Drew Forsythe said.
“On the way out they also took the keys to the homeowners’ van and fled the scene with the children inside.”
Police said the van was found abandoned at around three miles from the foster home, at Whitehall Drive, by Mount Read Boulevard.
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Shekeria is described as a Black female who stands 4-feet tall and weighs 40 pounds. She was last seen in pajamas with pandas on them. Dimitri is described as a Black male who stands 4-feet tall and weighs around 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing pajamas with fire trucks or dinosaurs designs on them.
Authorities stated they are looking for the children’s father, Dimitri Cash Jr., who they need to speak to. Cash Jr. was charged last year after tried to take one of his children from Autumn Lane Elementary School.
Anyone with any information on the case should contact the Greece Police Department at (58) 428-6666. If you spot either of the children, please call 911.
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