THE BRONX, N.Y. — Police are asking for the public’s help to find two siblings — ages 9 and 10 — who have been missing since Monday.
Authorities released the children’s photos Friday with details of their disappearance.
Tyrell Yearby, 10, and his sister Manyia Yearby, 9, were last seen about 3:30 p.m. Monday in front of their home on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, police said.
They were allegedly taken by their mother, who does have legal custody but who had asked her cousin to take care of her children for reasons police did not reveal, NYPD said.
The Yearbys’ mother had asked to see her children but did not return them to her cousin, who does not have a court order for custody, police said.
Both children are described as standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing between 80 and 90 pounds, police said. They both have brown eyes, black hair, glasses and medium complexion.
Tyrell Yearby was last seen wearing a maroon school uniform coat, white shirt and gray pants. His sister was wearing the same uniform, police said.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.