CALABASAS, Calif. (FOX 11) - A mother and grandmother were taken into custody in Calabasas Wednesday afternoon after an Amber Alert for a 1-year-old boy abducted from Paso Robles was broadcasted to Southern California residents.
Shortly after 9 a.m., the mother was visiting her child at the park who was being cared for by San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services, when she brandished a knife and forcefully took the child away from the social worker and into a gray Jeep Cherokee being driven by the child's grandmother, said Paso Robles Police Sgt. Tod Rehner.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies eventually located the Jeep, suspects and child in the 26700 block of Agoura Road in Calabasas after a witness saw the suspects exit the Jeep and attempt to get into an UBER car.
Authorities identified the suspects as 23-year-old Rashawna Bullock and 50-year-old Serbina Bullock. The child was unharmed.
1-year-old Namaste Dix has been in foster care for at least one month, according to Rehner. It's unknown why the child was taken away from his mother.
Rehner says the Jeep was borrowed from an individual who had no idea what was going to happen and believes the two women concocted the plan to abduct the child from social services before Wednesday.
The California Highway Patrol issued the alert on behalf of the Paso Robles Police Department.
No additional information has been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.