NBC10 - Keith Jones
Amber Alert remains in effect after no reports have been made for a missing 12-year-old girl in Newark, Delaware.
An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday night for a young girl who witnesses say was taken from an area street. But, as of Wednesday morning no one had reported any child missing.
New Castle County Police say the girl, described as a white female between the ages of 10 and 12, went missing around 6:30 p.m. at Albion Drive near Elliott Street in the Whispering Pine Townhomes community in Newark, Del.
Two young girls say they saw the girl was walking when an unidentified man suddenly grabbed her and pulled her into a vehicle.
"He snatched her in a car and she started screaming, 'Help me!' as he put her in," said a 12-year-old girl who claims she witnessed the abduction. "The window was cracked so she was trying to put her hands out, trying to reach for the handle, trying to open it. He yanked her back in, closed the window and told her to shut up."
The vehicle was last seen making a right onto Old Newark Road. The witness says she ran back home and her mother called 911.
"I know it happens in real life," the girl said. "I just didn't think I'd witness something like that."
The vehicle is described as a possible SUV, white in color, with rear dark-tinted windows and a roof rack. Police have not yet revealed a description of the suspect but say witnesses described him as being around 30 years of age.
New Castle County Police and Delaware State Police spent the night going door to door, interviewing witnesses and neighbors. They have not yet released a exact description of the girl since no parents have come forward to say their child is missing. Witnesses say they don't believe the girl was originally from the neighborhood.
If you have any information on this incident, please call New Castle County Police Department at 302-395-8173.