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Amber Alert: Vehicle found, suspect and child are still missing

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8/CNS) - Authorities asked San Diegans Friday to be on the lookout for a Los Angeles man and his toddler son, whom the father allegedly kidnapped from the mother outside her home.

The California Highway Patrol issued a statewide Amber Alert Friday morning for Abraham Vargas, 27, and 2-year-old Edwin Vargas.

The father was driving a 2004 Orange Nissan Quest, license number 7CIN189. The vehicle has tinted windows and damage on the driver's side, according to Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman. As of 12:35 p.m. Friday, that vehicle has been located. The suspect and child are still missing.

The toddler's mother was putting him in her car at her Boyle Heights home about 6:30 a.m. Friday when Vargas allegedly pushed her aside, grabbed the boy and drove off with him.

"This is the first time that he's actually tried to take the child as he did this morning," LAPD Capt. Gary Lopez said. "They've had other discussions, and he's made statements threatening to take the child and go toward Mexico, but this is the first time he's actually taken any action."

The woman, Vargas' former girlfriend, has a restraining order against him, according to police.

At the time of the alleged abduction, the suspect, a roughly 180-pound Latino, was wearing blue jeans and a red sweat shirt. His son was clad in blue sweatpants and a red sweat shirt.

Anyone seeing them or the suspect's vehicle was asked to call 911.

For more information: http://www.missingkids.com/poster/AMBER/11541/7903

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