An Amber Alert has been issued by Virginia State Police and Roanoke Police for an abducted child that they have reason to fear is in great danger.
Thursday night according to police, three men entered a duplex apartment in the Southeast Roanoke area and kidnapped little two year old Aveion Malik Lewis after knocking out his stepfather leaving him unconscious.
There also was a 4 year old girl there who was bound and restrained before they left with Lewis. Amber alert officials and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children the kidnappers left a note behind with a demand for money.
This morning just before daybreak the Richmond area police department says they were told that a vehicle believed to have been used in taking little Aveion might have been spotted in the area. They reported that the vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet BlazerÂ was seen getting off Interstate 295 southbound at the Creighton Road exit in Hanover County.
The three suspected kidnappers have all been described as black males. One is said to be in his late 20â€™s and is about 6ft. 2 in. tall with a dark complexion with a stocky build and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, jacket and a scarf. Another was in his late 20â€™s and is about 5ft. 11 in tall with a light complexion and a muscular upper body with dread locked hair and slanted eyes. He was wearing a red St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap. The third man was said to be 5 ft 11 in tall with a light complexion and thin build with no facial hair and about 23 or 24 years old. He was wearing a black hat with white writing on it. He also was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
The two year old baby is described to be black, with a black hair, close cut, and brown eyes. He stands to be about 2 feet tall. He was last seen wearing yellow Sponge Bob Squarepants footie pajamas.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Aveion Malik Lewis, please call Roanoke City Police Department at (540) 853-2211 or Virginia State Police at 1 (800) 822-4453.
Letâ€™s keep praying for this child to be found soon. He must be scared not knowing what is going on. I add him to my special prayers for the children that are still missing which include Adji Desir, Haleigh Cummings, Hassani Campbell, Masaraha Ross (who remains missing with her Mom) and Marc Anthony Bookal. I keep praying and will continue to keep praying for these children to be found and brought home to their family that loves them.
God bless the children and all of you that care.