An AN AMBER alert was issued on Christmas Eve to a toddler who was snatched by his “armed and dangerous” father on Thursday night.
Catalina Reyes Canino’s mother told Los Angeles police that her ex-boyfriend Leonardo Rosales, 26, came to her home with two other men, threatened them with a knife and kidnapped the two-year-old, LA police said. said.
Officers responded to a call about an “ongoing kidnapping” around 10:45 p.m. on December 23 on South Reno Street.
The young girl’s mother told police that there was a restraining order on file against her ex and that they were going through a custody battle.
Catalina was last seen wearing a light purple unicorn shirt and white one-piece pajamas, amber warning speak.
She is a 2-foot tall, 26-pound Hispanic girl with dark hair and brown eyes.
Rosales is described as a 5-foot-7-inch tall, 160-pound Hispanic male with dark hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing dark clothing.
He is believed to be driving a gray Honda Accord with an unspecified number plate, according to the amber warning.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 213-928-8223.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls must be redirected to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call LA Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or in person. www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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