September 25, 2020
CHELTONHAM, PA–Cheltenham Police are currently investigating a kidnapping. Earlier today 7-year old Gisselle Valentina TORRES was abducted from her home by her non-custodial biological father, Juan Pablo TORRES. Juan TORRES was accompanied by two unknown males who were armed at the time of the abduction. Anyone with information is encouraged to immediately call 9-1-1 or Cheltenham Township Police Detectives at 215-885-1600 ext 499. Juan TORRES should be considered armed and Dangerous
According to NJ State Police spokesperson Sgt. Lawrence Peele, The New Jersey State Police was advised of an attempt to locate for a black Dodge Charger and a white Dodge Charger from Cheltonham, PA that were involved in a child abduction. The vehicles were reported being spotted traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike. State Police patrols searched the area with negative results.
Unofficial police sources tell MidJersey.news that around 3:20 pm a bulletin was issued for a black and a white Dodge Charger was last seen passing New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7 Bordentown, heading north in the outer lanes. The driver was reported to be wearing body armor. Port Authority Police had all exits covered and aviation units searched for the suspect vehicles by air.
NY State has also issued an Amber Alert for the kidnapped child.
From NY State Amber Alert:
|Activation Date and Time: Friday, September 25, 2020 – 5:47 PM|
|The Cheltenham Township Police Department has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Montgomery Ave., in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania at about 2:18 PM on 9/25/2020.|
The CHILD, Giselle Torres is a Hispanic female, approximately 7 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 4 feet. Giselle was last seen wearing White Tank Top, and Purple Tights.
The SUSPECT, Juan Pablo Torres is a Hispanic male, approximately 41 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing body armor, a facemask, and glasses.
The SUSPECT was last seen traveling on Mongomery Avenue possibly heading for New York City Area.
The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death.