Two children abducted from their mother’s home in Strathcona. in Vancouver

VANCOUVER Police are looking for a Vancouver woman who allegedly kidnapped two children from their mother’s home in the Strathcona neighborhood on Thursday night.

Investigators believe Alana Ridings, 37, took sisters Maryam Alshehadeh (9) and Mary Alshehadeh (7) from their mother’s home near Campbell and Hastings streets around 7pm on May 26.

Alana is known to the children and their mother, and there is no indication that either child has been harmed or is in immediate danger. Researchers believe there is no concern for the safety of other children in the community.

Maryam Alshehadeh
Maria Alshehadeh

Alana, also known as Angelina Bruce, is white, 5’10”, and about 170 pounds. She has light skin and brown hair.

“The photos we released today show what the two girls were wearing when they left their home last night,” Officer Tania Visintin said Friday morning. “Anyone with information about their whereabouts, recent activities, or travel plans should call 9-1-1, or investigators at 604-717-0600.”

Alana Ridings

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