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Posted: 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013
KTVU.com and wires
OAKLAND, Calif. —
Police scrambled to locate a 21-month-old girl who was abducted from a parked SUV in East Oakland earlier Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Daphne Viola Webb, who was taken from a SUV parked outside Gazzali's Supermarket at 7838 International Blvd.
The child was reported missing by her father at 11:09 a.m., Officer Johnna Watson said.
"We take this very seriously and we're devoting a lot of resources to it," Watson said.
The father entered the supermarket by himself, leaving his daughter in the SUV with an adult family member who is mentally disabled, Watson said.
When he returned, the family member was still in the SUV but the girl was gone, Watson said.
Webb was described as black, with short, curly black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing orange two-piece pajamas with pink hearts, and pink socks, Watson said.
The suspect was described as a black or Hispanic woman between 30 and 40 years old with long black hair who was wearing a light-colored top and blue jeans, Watson said.
The suspect was seen walking away from the supermarket carrying the girl, Watson said.
Officers were conducting a house-to-house search of the area with K-9 units Wednesday afternoon. Police have closed 78th Avenue between International Boulevard and Locust Street.
Anyone with information on the girl's whereabouts was asked to call Oakland police at (510) 238-3641 or 911.
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