Amber Alert Issued For Toddler Who Was Inside Stolen Van [Updated]
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 1-year-boy who was inside a minivan in Montebello when an unidentified man stole it. The little boy's name is Caleb Castro, according to the Press Enterprise. He was in a car seat inside of his mother's dark red Honda Odyssey along with two sisters, ages 4 and 6, in the parking lot of SA Recycling at 1545 Gage Rd. in Montebello at about 3 p.m. today. The keys were in the ignition and Caleb's mother was only about 10 feet away from the van when a man came up to the van and told the two older girls to get out. The girls got out and the man got in, then drove the car away.
Caleb's mother screamed after the driver that her baby was in the van, but the driver left the parking lot and headed south on Gage Road.
Caleb has been described as a Hispanic male who is two feet tall and 22 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt and black and gray camouflage sweat pants. The alleged kidnapper has been described as a Hispanic male, about 30 years old, with spiked hair, who speaks Spanish.
The van is a dark red 2003 Honda Odyssey, California license plate No. 6TRZ025.
Anyone with information should call 9-1-1.
Update 1/8: The boy was found safe on Thursday and reunited with his mother, according to ABC 7. However, the suspect remains at large.