WNY Father Facing Abduction, Robbery, Burglary Charges
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Dimitri Cash Sr., the father of two children who were abducted from outside of Rochester, has been charged in their kidnapping, according to WIVB. The siblings, 3-year-old Shekeria Cash and 5-year-old Dimitri Cash, were taken from their foster home in Greece, New York, on January 18, 2021. Cash Sr. was arrested and charged in connection to the abduction. He has been charged with robbery, kidnapping, and burglary. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail. Authorities found the children a few days later; they were located safely at a location in Alabama.
Two Rochester-Area Children Abducted, Considered to be in Danger
An Amber Alert has been issued for two siblings from Greece, which is located just outside of Rochester. Police consider the brother and sister, 3-year-old Shekeria Cash and 5-year-old Dimitri Cash, to be in danger of harm or death, according to WIVB. The children were abducted from their foster home on English Road. A van was also taken and found abandoned. The incident happened around 8:40 pm last night (Monday, January 18, 2021).
Police say the children were taken under circumstances that lead investigators to believe they are in imminent danger of serious harm or death. ~ WIVB
Witnesses say the suspects are Black males. Both are described as being over 6 feet tall, weighing between 175 to 200 pounds. They wore matching outfits - flannel shirts, Dickies pants, and black ski masks.
If you have seen the children or have any information about the abduction, please call 911 or the Greece Police Department at 585-428-6666.
In WNY, the Buffalo office of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children aims to find missing children,
"The Buffalo Office is focused on Prevention Education. NCMEC provides abduction prevention and internet safety presentations for children ages 5-17. NCMEC Buffalo services schools, community centers, summer camps, churches all free of charge."
They distribute missing children posters, do community outreach, provide law enforcement training, and more. You can help find more missing children in New York by donating or you can contact them to find out about other ways to help by calling 716-842-6333.