AMBER ALERT: Woman accused of abducting teen in Los Angeles area

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 15:05:18-04

An Amber Alert is in effect for Los Angeles and Orange counties as authorities search for a woman who carjacked a car with a 16-year-old boy inside in the Los Angeles area.

According to a KABC report, Los Angeles Police Department officials said 31-year-old Kandice Johnson was armed when she carjacked a woman standing outside of her car at about 4 p.m. Thursday. Police allege Johnson then drove away with 16-year-old Eric Coleman, the victim's stepson, in the back seat.

Other details on the case were not immediately provided.

Johnson was last seen driving a black 2014 Toyota Camry with California license plate number 7XWL023.

The teen is black, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Johnson is black, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 147 pounds. She has red, green and black multi-colored braids.

She is believed to be armed and considered dangerous.

Anyone who sees the victim, suspect or car is urged to call 911.