An infant and his parents were kidnapped Monday in Merced County, California, by what authorities described as being armed and dangerous.
A fourth relative was also removed from the family business in an unincorporated community in the Central Valley community, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.
Merced County Sheriff Verne Wohnke said in a statement Monday night, “We lead a life of sleazy kidnapping of eight-month-old babies, mothers, fathers and uncles.” No, I just know they’re gone.”
Toddler Alohi Deli, his parents Jasleen Kaul, 27, Jasdeep Singh, 36, and uncle Amandeep Singh, 39, were in a driveway along South Highway 59, “from business to will.” was taken away against retailers and restaurants, officials said. They didn’t disclose the name of the business.
Warnke said authorities believe the kidnappers destroyed evidence to cover their tracks.
“As far as I know, there was no contact from the suspect, no ransom demand, nothing,” he said. “I need your strength.”
The sheriff’s office released images late Monday of a man in a black and gray hoodie and surgical mask who they said was a suspect in the kidnapping.
There was no update as of early Tuesday morning, Deputy Sheriff Alexandra Britton told NBC News.