— ANAHEIM, Calif. - Police say they believe a father and grandfather abducted two young boys from the Anaheim apartment complex where they lived with their mother.
Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said the boys, 4-year-old Jacob Quinones and 2-year-old Justin Quinones, had gone with their mother to take out the trash just before 8 p.m. Thursday when they were snatched by two men in a van.
Dunn identified the men Friday as Abraham Fernandez, 23, and his father, Louis Mendoza Fernandez, 52.
An Amber Alert was issued for the boys. The suspects were thought to be driving a silver 2009 Dodge Caravan with a dent on the right front door and tinted windows.
Dunn said they may be headed to Texas since they are from that area.
The Orange County Register reported that their mother was taking out the trash from her apartment complex in the 3300 block of West Orange Avenue — directly across from Western High School — when the abduction happened.
She said the boys had followed her out into the alley where the trash can is kept, the newspaper reported.
Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Register that the van stopped, two men got out and snatched the children. They then took them into the vehicle and drove away.
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The mother told police she was unable to get the license plate number, the paper reported.
One suspect was described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, 5-foot 10-inches tall, who was wearing shorts and baseball cap.
The other suspect was an older white or light-skinned Hispanic with long hair and a mustache. He was described as heavy set and with an overbite.
Justin is Hispanic, 2-foot 6-inches tall, 38 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Buzz Lightyear T-shirt, beige shorts and a blue jacket.
Jacob is 3-foot tall, 62 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was also wearing a Buzz Lightyear T-shirt and beige shorts, but had a gray jacket.