Dimitri Cash Sr has been arrested in connection with the abduction of his children, Dimitri Cash Jr and Shekeria (Picture: Monroe County Jail/Greece Police Department)
A father has been arrested for allegedly abducting his two children from their foster home.
Dimitri Cash Sr has been accused of forcibly taking his kids, Dimitri Jr, aged five and Shekeria, aged three, from their home in Greece, New York, on January 18.
The siblings were later found in a car with a woman in Alabama, on January 20 by police who arrested the female driver, Kimara Pluviose, 32.
Cash, 29, was taken into custody by police on Saturday charged with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and second-degree robbery following the abduction, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Dimitri Cash Sr was arrested on Saturday (Picture: Monroe County Jail)
The brother and sister were taken from their foster home after two men wearing ski masks broke into the house and tied up a woman and two other children police said.
The children were later located after authorities managed to track a rental car to Montgomery, Alabama, where cops found the siblings under a blanker in the footwell at the back of the car.
Greece Police chief Andrew Forsythe said the children had been living with their foster family for around two years.
He added that the homeowner told police her seven foster children were upstairs when two men broke through a front window last Monday.
She and two children were tied up by the men, according to police. The suspects are then said to have gone upstairs and forcibly removed the young children, who were in their pyjamas.
Shekeria was taken on January 18 (Picture: Greece Police Department)
Dimitri Jr and his sister were found in the back of a car in Alabama (Picture: Greece Police Department)
Police say they then fled the scene in the homeowner’s van, eventually ditching the vehicle at a nearby apartment complex.
Forsythe called the incident a ‘planned, targeted abduction’.
Cash is being held in the Monroe County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond. Police added that Pluviose, who was driving the car the children were found in, is being held in Alabama.
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