New York Amber Alert: Ava Byrne abducted in Pennsylvania

PUBLISHED Fri, August 26, 2016 - 1:39pm EDT

An amber alert that was issued for Pennsylvania has been expanded to New York state as investigators believe the suspect is taking 3-year-old Ava Byrne to Manhattan. Anyone who sees them is urged to call 911 right away. (more)

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Ava is believed to have been taken from Vine Street in Nescopeck Borough at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, but details about the circumstances of the abduction were not immediately available. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Robert Byrne, though details about his relation to the child have not been released.

The amber alert was initially issued for Pennsylvania, but it was later expanded to New York as investigators believe Bryrne might be heading to Manhattan. "[The] suspect took the child under circumstances that lead police to believe the child is in imminent danger," the amber alert said.

Robert is described as a 24-year-old white male with brown eyes and black hair who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Ava is described as a 3-year-old white female with brown hair. She was last seen wearing only a diaper.

Robert is believed to have taken the victim in a 2004 Silver Hyundai Elantra with PA registration HKB-4681.

Anyone who sees either Ava, Robert or the vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately.

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