On the evening of May 24, AMBER ALERT issued an alert about the kidnapping of 6-year-old boy Rainer Jason Petersen. There are fears that the boy may be illegally taken from Greece to Norway.
The boy was allegedly abducted at 8:40 pm on Tuesday 24 May from the family home in the northern Athens suburb of Kifisia by a hooded man. The authorities are on the alert, as there may be attempts to illegally take the child from Greece to Norway.
In conversation with OPEN TV the family’s lawyer said that the boy was at home with his grandmother when he heard a knock at the door and, thinking it was his mother, went to open the door. The hooded man grabbed the child and disappeared with him.
“Since then, he has been wanted by the police, significant efforts have been made, the authorities have been informed, border control mechanisms have been activated, because there is a high probability that they will try to take the child out of the country illegally,” he added.
According to the lawyer, neighbors said they saw one van and at least one man under the age of 45 in the area. The offender’s weight was slightly over the norm, and his height was 1.80 m. The child’s father has Norwegian citizenship and permanently resides in Norway. The child and his mother live in Greece.
The lawyer hinted that there were disagreements between the parents of the child, but did not go into details. He urged the authorities to consider all possibilities. All border control authorities and mechanisms were alerted “because it is very likely that a child could be illegally taken out of the country,” the lawyer added.
A message from AMBER ALERT
Kidnapped 6-year-old Rainer Jason Petersen: red hair and brown eyes, height 1.10 m, weight 15 kg, freckles on his face. On the day of his disappearance, the boy was wearing blue sweatpants, a white short-sleeved T-shirt and gray socks.
Anyone with any information, please contact Smile of a Child by phone 24 hours a day, the European Missing Persons Hotline, at < 116000 >, to all police stations in the country under the number < 100 > or through the MissingAlertapp application, which broadcasts operational information about the kidnapping.