Amber alert: Missing boy kidnapped from mother’s car at Westside Events Center in Pearland, police say

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) – Pearland police investigators said they are trying to reach the father of a 6-year-old who was snatched from his mother’s car Thursday night.

An Amber alert has been issued to Amari Daniel Baylor. The FBI is now involved in the case.

Authorities want to speak with Amari’s father, Anthony Lamont Baylor Jr., to see if he has information about his son’s whereabouts. Anthony Baylor Jr. is believed to be in Houston or the surrounding area.

It all began Thursday, when Amary’s mother told police that she and her three children were at the Westside Event Center at 2150 Country Place Parkway at about 7:50 p.m. to ask about cheerleading and soccer programs for her kids while soccer practice was taking place at the same time.

The woman got out of her car with her daughter and left the other two children in the car.

Two other women, who claimed to have witnessed the practice, said they saw another black woman in her late twenties to early thirties with long straight black hair, standing 5 feet 9 inches, weighing about 180 pounds and wearing an orange shirt. , takes a child out of the driver’s side white rear window in a Chevrolet Malibu.

The suspected hijacker then drove into a silver or gray SUV with the child before exiting the parking lot south at Country Place Parkway.

Witnesses said they did not have the license plate, but they remembered seeing orange symbols on it.

Amari has short black hair and a mole on the upper right side of his lip.

The boy was wearing a white Adidas shirt, black Nike pants and red tennis shoes. He has no known disabilities.

Anyone with information about Amari or Anthony is urged to contact the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100.

Certain criteria must be met in order for law enforcement to issue an Amber Alert to a missing child age 17 or younger.

First, there must be a reasonable belief by law enforcement that a kidnapping has occurred. In addition, the law enforcement agency believes that the child is at imminent risk of serious bodily injury or death.

Another criterion is that there is sufficient descriptive information about the victim and kidnapping that will aid in the recovery of the child, such as a vehicle description or license plate number.

As part of Amber Alert, the child’s name and other critical date elements, including the flag of child abduction, are entered into the National Crime Information Center.

The Amber Alert system, used in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, was created in 1996. It’s short for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and created as a 9-year legacy — Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington Texas, and later killed.

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