Amber Alert Cancelled In Search for 5-Year-Old Westchester Boy

Mount Vernon police probe abduction; investigation focused on the Bronx.

UPDATE (9:45 a.m.): The Amber Alert for Ranaldo Brown has been CANCELLED by Mount Vernon police.

Mount Vernon police say this morning they are investigating the abduction of a 5-year-old boy.

Police, who issued an Amber Alert overnight for Ranaldo Brown, said they are looking for a man who was last seen on foot, possibly heading for New York City. Ranadlo is about 3-foot-6, 50 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, wearing blue shorts, a white shirt and red/black sneakers.

Being sought in connection with the abduction, police said, is Thomas Whaley.

Whaley is described as 49-years-old, 6-foot-tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, wearing blue/white basketball shorts and a basketball jersey.

Police said Whaley frequents the Bronx and is known to use public transportation.  

Anyone with information on Ranaldo Brown or Thomas Whaley is asked to call (866)NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a sighting.

Christina July 02, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Do you have a photograph you can post of Ranaldo Brown and Thomas Whaley?
Willie Aponte July 02, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Here's the official Amber Alert with photos: http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/AmberExternalFCServlet?act=retAmberCase&amberId=10550
Nycki July 02, 2012 at 12:45 PM
William Demarest (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Police believe Ranaldo Brown was taken by his mother's ex-boyfriend, who police describe as a "career criminal."
William Demarest (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 02:30 PM
The Amber Alert has been called off by Mount Vernon police.
CAMERON July 02, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Has. The little been found safe??
Rasheed Oluwa (Editor) July 03, 2012 at 04:50 AM
The child was found healthy and safe with his mother's ex-boyfriend.
vr July 05, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Whew!!!! that's a load off.


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