An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for an 8-year-old girl and her mother, who allegedly abducted the girl with three male accomplices in Los Angeles, police said.
Aleigha Stevenson was allegedly abducted by Kera Stevenson about 1:40 a.m. and was last seen near West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Kera Stevenson does not have any custodial rights to Aleigha, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The LAPD said that, around 1:55 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a “domestic violence restraining order” in the 2800 block of West 42nd Street.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that Aleigha’s father and his ex-wife, Kera Stevenson, have an ongoing child custody dispute and there is a restraining order on file, the LAPD said.
The father advised that Kera showed up at his residence with 3 additional male black suspects, according to the police statement.
Kera Stevenson was allowed to enter the residence to see her daughter, at which time one of the suspects pushed his way into the residence, and they forcibly removed the child and fled, the LAPD said.
According to the police statement, they left the scene in two vehicles — a 2004 dark colored Chevy Suburban, California license plate 8UIB679, and a black 2017 BMW 320, with Oklahoma plate EGU358.
The girl was described as Black, 4 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was believed to be wearing pink and white pajamas.
The woman, who is 29, was described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Southwest Area Detectives at 213-485-9801. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most Keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters *LAPD.* Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.
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