Police in York County look for man accused of taking 2 daughters | #missingkids



Police in York County say they are looking for a man who took his two daughters.The search for Robert Vicosa, 42, and his children has been underway since Tuesday. Vicosa is also known as Robert Brown.York Area Regional police said the girls may be in extreme danger.Pennsylvania State Police said they are looking for a black, 2013 Lexus G35 with Pennsylvania license plate KPK-2076, but York Area Regional police do not believe Vicosa is currently in that vehicle. Investigators said they have reason to believe Vicosa was involved in several violent acts over the last 24 to 72 hours.He took a female captive at gunpoint and stole her vehicle during a home invasion in Windsor Township, according to police. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Red Lion Borough, police said. Vicosa was last seen wearing blue pajama pants, a green long-sleeved 3/4 zip-up shirt and muck boots.Police said you should call 911 immediately if you see Vicosa or the girls. Do not approach Vicosa, police said, as he has at least one firearm.What we know about suspectNews 8 has learned Vicosa was an officer with the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland.The department’s director of public affairs said he was terminated in August. The department would not say why he was fired.Why was there no Amber Alert?Many viewers are asking why no Amber Alert was issued for the missing children.Lt. Ken Schollenberger, with York Area Regional police, had this explanation: “We were seconds away from issuing an Amber Alert. Unfortunately, we found the car that he was in, and he was not located in it. At this point, the Amber Alert typically attaches to a vehicle or registration plate. We don’t have a vehicle or registration plate now because the last one that he was in, he abandoned.”

Police in York County say they are looking for a man who took his two daughters.

The search for Robert Vicosa, 42, and his children has been underway since Tuesday. Vicosa is also known as Robert Brown.

York Area Regional police said the girls may be in extreme danger.

Pennsylvania State Police said they are looking for a black, 2013 Lexus G35 with Pennsylvania license plate KPK-2076, but York Area Regional police do not believe Vicosa is currently in that vehicle.

York Area Regional Police Department

Investigators said they have reason to believe Vicosa was involved in several violent acts over the last 24 to 72 hours.

He took a female captive at gunpoint and stole her vehicle during a home invasion in Windsor Township, according to police. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Red Lion Borough, police said.

Police are looking for a man accused of abducting his two young daughters in York County.

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Police officers were on the scene in Red Lion where a vehicle believed to have been abandoned by Vicosa was found.

Vicosa was last seen wearing blue pajama pants, a green long-sleeved 3/4 zip-up shirt and muck boots.

Police said you should call 911 immediately if you see Vicosa or the girls. Do not approach Vicosa, police said, as he has at least one firearm.

What we know about suspect

News 8 has learned Vicosa was an officer with the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland.

The department’s director of public affairs said he was terminated in August.

The department would not say why he was fired.

Photo of Robert Vicosa, who is accused of kidnapping his daughters in York County, Pa.

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Robert Vicosa, AKA Robert Brown.

Why was there no Amber Alert?

Many viewers are asking why no Amber Alert was issued for the missing children.

Lt. Ken Schollenberger, with York Area Regional police, had this explanation: “We were seconds away from issuing an Amber Alert. Unfortunately, we found the car that he was in, and he was not located in it. At this point, the Amber Alert typically attaches to a vehicle or registration plate. We don’t have a vehicle or registration plate now because the last one that he was in, he abandoned.”

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