Texas Amber Alert issued for two missing girls believed to be in danger

Police believe the grandmother has taken the girls.

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McKinney police are looking for Jennifer (left) and Jessica Burns.

McKinney police are looking for Jennifer (left) and Jessica Burns.

Courtesy of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

McKinney police issued an Amber Alert on Friday morning, January 20, for two missing girls that they believe were taken by their grandmother after visiting their father. Police seek Jessica, 9, and Jennifer Burns, 6, that are believed to be with a 60-year-old woman named Jame Burns, according to the Amber Alert

Police say Burns is the girls’ grandmother and she is driving a black SUV but the make, model, year, and license plate are currently unknown. Police say the SUV has a scratch on the front, silver door handles and a black interior.  Burns is described as a white woman that is 5 feet, 2 inches tall with brown hair and was last seen wearing black clothing.

The McKinney Police Department tweeted Friday morning that the girls were abducted and they believe the girls are in grave or immediate danger. The tweet has a photo of their grandmother. The girls were last seen just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, at a restaurant near Central Expressway and Virginia Parkway near McKinney. They were having a supervised visit with their father at that time.

Jennifer was last seen wearing purple frame glasses, a light blue shirt with a sparkle design on the front, and blue jeans. Jessica was wearing dark frame glasses, a red long sleeve shirt with black sleeves, and blue jeans. Both girls have shoulder length blonde hair. The girls were reported missing on Thursday.

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