Father kidnapped daughters, ages 6 and 7, at gunpoint: Police

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

UPDATED STORY:Police plead with armed father to return daughters, ages 6 and 7

Police are searching for two girls and their father, who allegedly took them at gunpoint.

York Area Regional Police responded Tuesday to a residence in Windsor Township for a home invasion robbery.

Robert Vicosa

Robert Vicosa, who is also known as Robert Brown, kidnapped his daughters, 6-year-old Aaminah and 7-year-old Giana, police said.

Officials believe the girls are in extreme danger. They were last seen about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Hussen Road in Windsor Township, State Police said. 

Vicosa, 42, allegedly held a woman captive at gunpoint before stealing her car and fleeing the area with the girls. Police found the stolen car, a 2013 black Lexus G35, abandoned in Red Lion. 

Police are searching for two girls and their father.

Vicosa is armed and dangerous and shouldn't be approached, police said. Anyone who sees Vicosa, the two girls or have information should call 911 immediately or York Area Regional Police at 717-741-1259.

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Vicosa was last seen wearing blue pajama pants with a penguin imprint, green long-sleeve zip-up shirt and muck boots.

He was a former Baltimore County police officer who was terminated in August by the department, WBAL reports.

"We have reason to believe over the last 24 to even up to 72 hours he was involved in several violent acts, has had his children in tote ever since then," said Lt. Ken Schollenberger.

Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @howdyhoharper.

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