Crime & Justice

Amber Alert issued for 4 children taken from Boyle Heights

File: A cellphone displays the Amber Alert issued late on August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, which marked the first time officials have notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones.
File: A cellphone displays the Amber Alert issued late on August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, which marked the first time officials have notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones.
Getty Images

Police have issued an Amber Alert for four young children. Authorities say they were taken by their parents from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights. The children include twin 1-year-old girls and two boys, ages 5 and 7. 

"We are concerned for the children's safety after the Department of Children's Services placed them under the protective custody of the grandmother," LAPD Captain Martin Baeza told NBC4.

Police say Friday afternoon that the children's mother Rosa Chairez and their father Enrique Felix went to the home of the children's maternal grandmother. They were last seen driving away in a newer, dark PT Cruiser with white paper plates.