Police Search for Two Abducted Amish Girls
OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two Amish girls they say were abducted from a roadside stand in northern New York.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says police patrols are out searching Thursday morning for two young girls - one a 7-year-old, the other a 12-year-old.
Officials issued an Amber Alert for the two girls after they were abducted around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the rural town of Oswegatchie. That's on the Canadian border 150 miles northwest of Albany.
Police say the girls went to wait on a customer at the family's roadside stand. A witness saw a passenger in a vehicle put something into the back seat, and when the vehicle drove off the children were gone.
Both girls were wearing dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets.
(Story by: The Associated Press)
(Posting edited by WIBX to remove names of the girls following the subsequent release of additional information in this story. K. Bellino, August 20, 2014)