GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN/WGHP) — Greensboro police continue to search Thursday for a 3-year-old child who was abducted by a woman, officials said.
Just after noon, police released a photo of a woman who was later deemed a suspect.
Ahlora Ashanti Sample Lindiment was reported abducted from 2411 Phillips Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The photo was taken from surveillance video near the scene where Lindiment was abducted.
Police ask anyone who sees this woman and anyone who saw something suspicious on the 2400 block of Phillips Avenue between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday to call police at (336) 574-4035.
“[The suspect] interacted with some adults, she interacted with multiple children in what was defined as a suspicious way,” Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping Greensboro police and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
CBS 17 sister station FOX8 spoke with the girl’s mother, Erica Lindiment.
She tells FOX8 she is extremely upset, but she shared new photos of her 3-year-old daughter.
Lindiment says she will do anything to find her and thanks everyone helping to search for her daughter.
An Amber Alert has been issued.
Ahlora is approximately 2 feet tall and weighs approximately 40 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a short-sleeved pink T-shirt, black jeans and possibly white sandals.
The girl’s stepmother, Shaye Wallace, said, “It’s driving us crazy because we don’t know where she is. We don’t know if she’s being fed. I don’t know if they’re being mean to her. Because she’s so sweet, so I just hope that you’re not being mean to my baby.”
The child was abducted by a black woman in her 20s who is 5-foot-6 and approximately 135 pounds, with her hair in a short ponytail, the release said.
The woman was wearing a black short-sleeved crop top and black pants with tiger print faces on them, dark-colored flip flops and a gold chain.
Anyone who has seen Ahlora or the woman suspected of abducting her is asked to call Greensboro police at (336) 373-2287.
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