Authorities ask Riverside County residents to be on the lookout for Amber Alert suspect

Authorities today asked residents in Riverside County and statewide to be on the lookout for a Los Angeles man and his toddler son, whom the father allegedly kidnapped from the mother outside her home.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for 27-year-old Abraham Vargas and 2-year-old Edwin Vargas.

The suspect is believed to be driving an orange 2004 Nissan Quest, license number 7CIN189. The vehicle has tinted windows and damage on the driver’s side, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The toddler’s mother was putting him in her car at her home in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights area about 6:30 a.m., when Vargas allegedly got into her car and drove off with him while she went inside to get another child.

“This is the first time that he’s actually tried to take the child as he did this morning,” LAPD Capt. Gary Lopez said.

“They’ve had other discussions, and he’s made statements threatening to take the child and go toward Mexico, but this is the first time he’s actually taken any action.”

The woman, Vargas’ former girlfriend, has a restraining order against him, according to police.

At the time of the alleged abduction, the suspect, who is roughly 180 pounds, was wearing blue jeans and a red sweat shirt. His son was clad in blue sweat pants and a red sweat shirt.

Anyone seeing them or the suspect’s vehicle was urged to call 911.


AMBER ALERT issued for missing 2-year-old boy taken in Los Angeles

An AMBER Alert was just issued by the California Highway Patrol for a missing 2-year-old boy who was abducted from the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.

Edwin Vargas was last seen this morning, May 23, at 6:36 a.m.

The suspect in the abduction is Abraham Vargas, 27, and was last seen driving a 2004 orange Nissan Quest. License plate number: 7CIN189.

The vehicle has tinted windows and was stolen.

Vargas is considered armed and dangerous by authorities.

Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of this man/vehicle is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4185.

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