HOUSTON -- An Amber Alert was issued Sunday, Feb. 16 for a missing boy in Houston. Police say 5-year-old Richard Banahene was inside a car that was stolen Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m. The boy is described as African-American, weighing around 40 pounds and "tall for his age." He has black...
Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old Houston boy; was inside stolen car
An Amber Alert was issued Sunday, Feb. 16 for a missing boy in Houston. Police say 5-year-old Richard Banahene was inside a car that was stolen Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m.
The stolen car is a 2009, black Toyota Corolla with temporary tags, number 57887Y6. The car has tape on the side view mirrors and a dent in the driver’s side door. It was stolen from a check-cashing establishment near the Southwest Freeway and Bellfort on Houston’s southwest side.
The 5-year-old boy was in a black 2009 Toyota Corolla in the 11400 block of Southwest...
Police are looking for a 5-year-old boy after the car he was in was stolen Sunday morning in southwest Houston, according to authorities.
An Amber Alert for the child, Richard Banahene, was issued around 10 a.m. He was in a black 2009 Toyota Corolla when it was taken around 7:30 a.m. from a check cashing business in the 11400 block of Southwest Freeway.
The boy’s mother, Ritah Namusubo, 33, said she had Richard with her after a 12-hour shift and she stopped by the business on her way home.
Richard was sleeping and she kept the car running because it was chilly, she said.
“I didn’t want to turn the heat off,” Namusubo said, standing in the parking lot where her car was taken. “I’m not worried about the car — I just want him.”
“Have some mercy and drop him off,” she continued.