AMBER Alert canceled after 1-year-old NC boy abducted by 2 men found safe

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — An AMBER Alert issued for a 1-year-old boy who was abducted by two men while in the back seat of a stolen SUV has been located and is safe, Greensboro police said.

Police said the child was found about one mile from the gas station outside a home. The suspect(s) did not hand the baby over to anyone.

No one is in custody and the vehicle is still missing, officials said.

Police believe the mother was the one driving the vehicle before it was stolen.


GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 1-year-old boy who was abducted by two men in Greensboro, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced Saturday morning.

Josea Andre Petty is a black male who is approximately 2 foot 5 and weighs 35 pounds. The child has black hair and brown eyes. Petty was last seen wearing a green sweater, gray sweatpants and white socks.

According to NCDPS, there are believed to be two unidentified abductors.

Both abductors are described as men, one approximately 25 years old and the other approximately 35 years old. The 25-year-old was last seen wearing a black jacket and gray pants. The other suspected abductor was wearing a black knit cap, black jacket and black pants with white stripes, officials said.

The child and abductors were last seen at the Valero gas station located at 2715 S. Elm-Eugene Street in Greensboro. Authorities said they may be in a 2018 gray Kia Sorento with North Carolina license plate tag 5D16DV.

It’s believed the child was in the rear seat of the SUV when it was stolen by the two men, Greensboro police said.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Greensboro Police Department immediately at (336) 373-2223, or call 911 or *HP.

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