Police issued an Amber Alert early Saturday for four children and their non-custodial parents after the children were taken by force from their grandmother's Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, home Friday, officials said.
The alert was issued around 5 a.m.
“I’m asking you to just do the right thing and bring the children in,” said Los Angeles Police Capt. Martin Baeza. “The reason that we’re reaching out to the public is that we’re concerned for the children's safety.”
The children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and put into the care of their grandmother, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The children's parents took them from the grandmother's home at 12:30 p.m. Friday, police said. Police said the parents may have a history of violent behavior.
The father, Enrique Felix, is described as a Hispanic man, 28 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. The mother, Rose Chaidez, is described as a Hispanic woman, 5 feet 2 inches tall with red hair and brown eyes.
The children are two boys, 5 and 7 years old, and two 1-year-old twin girls. They were last seen in the 1400 block of Indian Street in Boyle Heights.
They may be in a dark plum PT Cruiser with tinted windows and a paper license plate with black letters, and no official state tag.
Anyone with information was urged to call 323-342-8900.