Authorities are searching for four children who were abducted Friday from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights.
An Amber Alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol at 4:50 a.m. Saturday after the four children were taken from a home in the 1400 block of North Indiana Street.
The children, two boys ages 7 and 5, and twin 1-year-old girls, were being cared for by their maternal grandmother when their parents abducted them around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.
The parents, Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, were only allowed to see their children while being supervised by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Service employees at county offices, according to police.
Felix, 28, was known to be physically violent toward his wife and children, police said. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Chairez is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and has red hair and brown eyes. Her age was not given.
The vehicle used in the abduction was a dark-colored PT Cruiser that was missing the right rear hubcap and had paper license plates.
[For the record, 9:53 a.m. March 15: An earlier version of this post stated that the children were abducted early Saturday. They were abducted Friday and the Amber Alert was issued early Saturday.]