Cops: Woman kidnapped 2 young brothers

5-year-old, 3-year-old brothers taken from mother without permission, police say

Published On: Feb 04 2013 08:42:25 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 09:25:17 AM EST
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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -

Police are asking for the public's help in finding two young boys who were reportedly kidnapped Monday while their mother was running an errand.

Around 5 p.m., officers responded to a kidnapping at 13200 NE 7th Avenue.

The mother of Darren Bonilla, 5, and Rey Bonilla, 3, said an acquaintance known as Gloria took her two sons without her permission while she was gone. 

Police said the babysitter allowed the woman to take the boys. The reason for her taking the children is not yet known, police said.

Authorities were called after the mother returned and realized her kids were missing.

Gloria is described as 23-years-old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and about 125 pounds. Police said she has long brown hair and was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. She is not from South Florida, but has been local for a short time, police said.

The 5-year-old boy has dark hair and was wearing a blue and yellow Sponge Bob t-shirt and blue and white Nike basketball shorts. The 3-year-old boy was wearing a blue and red shirt and red basketball shorts.

Investigators said they might be in a silver mid-size Chevrolet SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Miami Police Department at 305-891-8111 or call 911.