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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:25 AM

Philadelphia Amber Alert: 5 yr old Nailla Robinson (School released her to stranger!)


The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia County.

On Jan. 14, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Nailla Robinson, age 5, 40 inches tall, 35 pounds, medium skin tone, brown eyes and black curly hair, was abducted from the Bryant School located at 6001 Cedar Avenue in Philadelphia. She was abducted by a female wearing black Muslim-style clothing. The abductor's direction of travel and method of transportation are unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by dialing 911.


A 5-year-old girl was abducted from her West Philadelphia school Monday morning in what a School District spokesman called a "complete breakdown in protocol."
State police issued an Amber Alert for Nailla Robinson, who authorities said was taken by a woman in black Muslim garb about 8:50 a.m. from Bryant School, 6001 Cedar Ave.
The woman, whose face was covered, identified herself as "Tiffany," signed a sheet illegibly, and walked away with the girl, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. They were last seen walking west on Hazel Street.

Around 3 p.m., a person with a day-care service who was supposed to pick up Nailla, who lives with her mother in South Philadelphia, was told that the girl had already been picked up, Walker said. Nailla's mother told police she did not know who took her child.


Mayor Michael Nutter said that the reward was being offered for information leading to the location of the child, described as 40 inches tall, 35 pounds, with medium skin tone, brown eyes and black curly hair. Officials said the girl, who wears glasses, was wearing a light-blue shirt, navy-blue pants and black-and-pink sneakers.


School district spokesman Francisco Gallard told the newspaper that allowing the girl to leave school with an unknown adult was a “serious break in procedure.” Gallard said the woman didn’t wait at the school’s front office as is district policy but went to a classroom and told a teacher that the child had been “checked out” of school.

“That is completely against our protocol,” Gallard said. “An adult is not allowed to go to any classrooms to check children out. They’re supposed to go to the administrative office, their ID is supposed to be checked, and they are supposed to be checked to see if they are the guardian of record or parent. If they are, then they call (the) classroom for the child to be brought down, because we don’t want adults roaming the building.”

Walker said surveillance video of Nailla leaving school with the woman showed that the girl didn’t appear to believe she was in any danger. Police said Nailla was often picked up by different people from the after-school program.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. She was found

Pa. Girl Snatched at School Found Barefoot in Park

A passer-by found an abducted 5-year-old girl huddled beneath a playground slide in the pre-dawn cold Tuesday, nearly 20 hours after a stranger claiming to be her mother signed her out of her Philadelphia elementary school under the guise of taking her to breakfast.

Nelson Mandela Myers said he found the freezing girl barefoot, wearing only a damp adult-sized T-shirt. He was drawn to the park in Upper Darby by her cries for help.

"She was just mainly shivering and saying that she was cold," he said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Myers, 27, wrapped her in his jacket and called police from his cellphone. "I'm just glad I was there at the right time."

More at link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/amber-alert-issued-missing-philadelphia-girl-18217421

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:56 PM

2. Yes. And now they have to figure out what went wrong.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:10 AM

3. It is really mind-boggling that this could happen.

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