A statewide search continued this morning for a 4-year-old girl allegedly abducted by her mother in Newport Beach.
Newport Beach police issued the statewide Amber Alert Friday night and it remained an active search Saturday, said a police dispatcher.
The mother and daughter were believed to be in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the license plate, 4AXJ869, said Newport Beach police Detective Neal Schuster.
Angela Marie Aiton lost custody of her daughter in March as a result of a court-ordered mental health evaluation. She is suspected of kidnapping 4-year- old Symphony Aiton from a Fashion Island restaurant during a supervised visit on Friday, said Newport Beach police Lt. Craig Fox.
Symphony Aiton was last seen by a worker at the Cheesecake Factory in the arms of her mother, said Fox.
The girl's court-appointed foster father brought her to the restaurant for a supervised visit. Her mother asked to take her to the bathroom, but she never returned to the table, said Fox.
The foster father then called police.
Symphony Aiton is described as a 40-pound girl, white, with curly black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen in a jacket with a leopard print collar, pink shirt, pink skirt, pink leggings and pink sandals.
Angela Aiton is described as a 34-year-old white woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Aiton has also been driving a silver 2004 Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicle with license plate 5CPB144, said Schuster, but she was last seen in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Newport Beach Police Department at (949) 644-3771.