San Francisco

Missing Children Found After Father's Car Reported Stolen

Jeffrey Fang was making a DoorDash delivery when a stranger drove off with his van and his children

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UPDATE: San Francisco police confirmed just after 1 a.m. Sunday that the children have been found in the city's Bayview District.

Police in San Francisco are on a desperate search for two children who were inside their father's minivan in the Pacific Heights neighborhood when it was stolen, their father said Saturday night.

Police are searching for a Silver Honda Odyssey with California license plates, 7FPK543.

Jeffery Fang, the father of the 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy, said he was doing a DoorDash delivery in the 2100 block of Jackson Street around 8:45 p.m. when he got out of the car for a minute. He returned to see a man sitting in the driver's seat.

Fang said a struggle ensued as he tried to get the man out of the vehicle. The man then snatched Fang's phone and took off, with Fang following him for two blocks. Fang said he needed the phone as it's his only source of income.

When he returned, the minivan was gone, along with his children.

The children are Winnifred Fang, a 4-year-old girl and Sean Fang, a 2-year-old boy.

The children only speak Mandarin.

Police have confirmed that all available units are working on the case. Members of both SFPD motorcycle units, the Traffic Enforcement Unit and the Honda Dirt Bike Unit, were called in to assist in the investigation. At the request of the SFPD, the California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 right away.

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