Fort Wayne Police are asking the public's help to locate a 2-year-old girl who reportedly was taken forcibly from a van about 2 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Grace Avenue.
The man believed to have taken her may be driving or riding in a 2011 red, Hyundai Accent four-door car with a 2018 In God We Trust license plate with number VKZ918, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 immediately to report the information.
The girl, Adayah Bratton, is described as African American and about 2 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 40 pounds, police said. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
She allegedly was taken by Channing Scott, 46, who is described as an African-American man about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds, police said. He reportedly has black, dreadlocks-style hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a dark red shirt, gray sweatpants and black-and-white tennis shoes.
Scott reportedly took Adayah by using a toy scooter to break out the window of a van in which the girl was riding in the back seat, police said.
Scott is considered homeless when not staying at the same residence as Adayah in the 800 block of Grace Avenue, police said. He was last seen with David Cook, 37, a white man who is about 6 feet tall, weighs about 240 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Scott may be traveling with Cook, who also is homeless but who also has lived in Marion, police said. Police weren't sure if Scott and Cook still are in the Fort Wayne area.