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Amber Alert issued for 3 children believed to be 'in extreme danger'

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 10:24:31-04

(WTXL) — Police in Virginia are searching for three children believed to be in "extreme danger" after being abducted by their parents.

Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert Tuesday afternoon after receiving information from Roanoke County Police about the alleged abduction of three children.

Authorities say Roanoke County Social Services was attempting to serve a court ordered child removal for the children when their father, John Allison, refused to give their location or allow CPS access to the children. Police believe John and his wife Ruby Allison may have taken the children outside of Virginia.

The children are identified as:

• Colin Allison, 1 ½ year old white male, 2 ft. tall, approximately 30 lbs., with dirty blond hair.
• Cameron Allison, 6 year-old white male, 4 ft. tall, approximately 50-60 lbs., with light brown hair and brown eyes.
• Emma Allison, 6 year-old white female, 4 ft. tall, approximately 50-60 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

The parents are identified as:

• John Allison, white male, 5'9”, 175 lbs., with blond hair and brown eyes. He is charged with 3 counts of Abduction (18.2-47).
• Ruby Allison, white female, 5'3”, 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She is charged with 3 counts of Abduction (18.2-47).

They may be traveling in the following vehicles:

2006 maroon 4-door Cadillac with tag number VMN 8238
1999 maroon Chevy Suburban with tag number VVU 3796

If you see them contact the Roanoke County Police Department at 540-777-8798, 540-777-8799 or the Virginia State Police.