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2-year-old boy kidnapped in Rialto; Amber Alert issued

Rialto police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday after a 2-year-old boy was allegedly abducted by his mother and a friend during a supervised visit.

Elijah Cardenas was taken by Stacey Nicole Patterson during the visit at a McDonald's in Rialto with her two children, a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old, according to police.

Patterson fled with Elijah while a Child Protective Services worker was taking the other child out of a vehicle, the Rialto Police Department said.

She was seen fleeing with the child and a man in a black Dodge Ram with a California license plate number 7N59099. 

Patterson is described as white female, 5 feet,  5 inches tall with brown hair and green eyes, police said. Elijah is 2 feet, 6 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rialto Police Department at (909) 820-2596.


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