The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 14, 2013

Amber alert issued for Philadelphia girl


Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — State police have issued an amber alert for a child taken from her west Philadelphia school by an unknown woman.

Police said 5-year-old Nailla Robinson was taken from the Bryant School at about 8:50 a.m. today by a woman wearing black Muslim-style clothing.

Lt. John Walker told the Philadelphia Daily News that the woman introduced herself as "Tiffany," but her signature in the school visitor log was illegible.

Police discovered that the girl was missing at about 3 p.m. today when a caretaker from the child's after-school program came to pick her up.

School district spokesman Francisco Gallard said there appeared to have been a "serious break in procedure."

Police said the child didn't appear to believe she was in any danger, but she's often picked up by different people.