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Authorities in Southern California and Mexico were continuing Friday evening to keep an eye out for a Los Angeles man who allegedly kidnapped his two-year-old son early Friday.

According to media reports, the child was sitting inside a minivan as his mother went inside a home to pick up another child. Authorities say at that time, Abraham Vargas (father of the child in the minivan) reportedly got in the vehicle and drove off around 6:30 a.m. The incident led officials to issue an Amber Alert throughout Southern California.

The boy, Edwin Vargas, has not been seen since, nor has his father, though the minivan was later discovered abandoned by authorities in East Los Angeles.

Abraham Vargas is described as being 5' 5" tall, 180 pounds, and wearing a red sweater and blue jeans, according to authorities.

Restraining order was filed

According to authorities, “There was a restraining order on file. He (Abraham Vargas) had made previous statements to other folks that if he had the opportunity he would take his child and flee toward Mexico.” Authorities noted that Vargas is from Varacruz, Mexico, and may have passed through San Diego with the boy on his way to Tijuana.

Edwin Vargas, is Hispanic, 2' tall, with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweat pants.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact 911, 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4185.

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