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13-year-old girl at center of AMBER Alert found safe; suspect taken into custody

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Bradford Eblen Amber Alert
Alexis Bradford Amber Alert
Posted at 8:11 PM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 01:57:18-05

UPDATE: Alexis has been found and is safe with officers, according to Westminster PD. Authorities also located the suspect vehicle.

In the initial update, Westminster police said the search for the suspect was ongoing. In an update 30 minutes later, the department said the suspect was in custody.

The AMBER Alert has been deactivated.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl who was abducted in Westminster.

Around 11:11 a.m., Westminster police received a call about a possible kidnapping, according to the department. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said it happened at 120th Avenue and Melody Drive

It was reported that a man and his 13-year-old sister, Alexis Bradford, accepted a ride from an unknown man to go shopping, according to Westminster police. When the brother went inside to use the restroom, the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Bradford Eblen, took off with Alexis still in the car, the department continued.

Alexis Bradford Amber Alert

Westminster police are concerned for the teen's safety given the circumstances.

Alexis is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 100 pounds with shoulder length blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and green North Face puffer jacket, a thinner leopard print jacket underneath, black and red checkered pants, and white Crocs. She wears glasses.

Eblen is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 250 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black beanie with writing on the front, dark pants, a black and white checkered flannel, and a black t-shirt with a print design.

Bradford Eblen Amber Alert

The two may be in a possibly stolen black 2018 four-door Ford Focus with Colorado license plate AQY-Q22. The vehicle has dark-tinted windows, black wheels, and a Lyft sticker in the lower left front passenger side windshield.

Alexis Bradford Amber Alert

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

This is a developing story.