By COLlive reporter
Emergency, governmental and volunteer organizations are coordinating a state-wide effort to have 2 young Jewish siblings returned to a safe environment.
“Missing People” posters are calling for the public to help locate Rivka Kutsy and Chaya Kutsy, ages 4 and 3 respectively, who were last accounted for on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
They are presumed to have been taken by their parents Allen Kutsy (or Velvel) and Chana Yehudis Kutsy away from the Jewish community in Crown Heights.
“By leaving with them they didn’t follow the conditions put in place,” said Detective Raymond Weng of the Detective Squad at the NYPD 71st Precinct.
He said that the parents, who only have “trial custody” of the children, are required to follow a court order and notify the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) about their whereabouts.
Shomrim, a neighborhood watch group in Crown Heights, is involved in the search efforts which spans across the states of New York, New Jersey and the east coast, a source told COLlive.com.
“We are involved in this case for over a year,” Shomrim member Gadi Hershkop said on Sunday. “We need those kids back home in Crown Heights as soon as possible to a safe and loving home.”
Detective Weng asked that anyone that has any information or leads should come forward and “no need to engage (with the parents) if not necessary.”
“The grandparents are also concerned and want to find them as well,” he added.
To offer information, call the police at 9-1-1 or Shomrim at 718-774-3333.