A two-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being kidnapped in Venice by suspects allegedly hired by the boy’s father to seize the boy.
Police are still looking for two suspects believed to be linked to the kidnapping incident.
The boy had been the subject of an Amber Alert since Friday, January 7th, after being abducted by three suspects from his mother in the 1700 block of Penmar Avenue in Venice.
An Amber Alert initiates license plate messages that are flashed on freeway signs and disseminated to media.
The father — identified by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as 30-year-old Scott Eric Rosenstiel — appeared at LAPD Pacific Community Police Station at around noon Sunday, January 9th, and was booked on charges of child abduction and taken to Van Nuys Jail, according to the LAPD.
Police say that the suspects, two men and a woman, handed the boy’s mother fraudulent court papers that claimed that Rosenstiel had gained custody of his son.
The suspects then snatched the boy from his mother’s side and fled in two waiting vehicles, police alleged.
One suspect — 34-year-old Jason Shannon Garcia — was arrested Friday in Temple City when a witness to the abduction provided LAPD detectives with license plate information on one of the vehicles.
One of the outstanding suspects is described as a Caucasian woman, 30 to 35 years old, five-feet-three to five-feet-seven, weighing about 130 pounds, with long dark hair with bangs, and last seen wearing a long black coat.
The other suspect is described as a Caucasian man, 30 to 35 years old, five-feet-ten, weighing about 200 pounds, with a mustache, black hair, and last seen wearing a dark plaid shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call the LAPD Pacific Division, (877) 275-5273 (ASK-LAPD).