Authorities were looking for two girls allegedly abducted by their mother in the Sylmar area on Friday.
Angela Doroteo, 42, and an unidentified male suspect allegedly forcibly removed the 4-year-old and 7-year-old from their foster mother when she took them to a doctor’s appointment at Olive View Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, so Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Assistant Division Manager Alejandra Parra.
Doroteo and the male suspect are said to push the foster mother to the ground, get the children out of their vehicle and put them in a dark gray Chevorlet Malibu that has fled the crime scene. The car was recovered a short time later not far from Olive View Medical Center, but the children and the suspect were not found.
Doroteo, who previously lost her parental rights, is slated to travel to Mexico, Parra said.
She is Hispanic, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in a dark hoodie and face mask.
The 4-year-old girl is Hispanic, six feet tall, weighs 58 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in a purple shirt, green skirt, and orange shoes.
The 7-year-old girl is Hispanic, 6 feet tall, weighs 80 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a teal sweatshirt, dark jeans, and cowboy boots.
The names of the children were not published.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the children or suspects was asked to contact the LASD Major Crimes Bureau hotline at 562-946-7893.
Anonymous tips can be requested from Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.