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2 South SF Kids Abducted, May Be On Stolen Yacht With Father

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The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — South San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of fleeing with his two kidnapped children aboard a stolen yacht, according to police.

3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei and 2-year-old Devin Maffei were abducted in the 100 block of James Court in South San Francisco on Tuesday around 3 p.m. Police believe that the two were abducted by their father, Christopher Maffei, 43, who fled in a rented white Ford Fusion.

Police said their investigation determined that Maffei drove to Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda where he stole a 40-foot yacht and sailed away with the two children. The rental car was discovered at the marina and towed for evidence.

The yacht is named “Unleashed” and has “San Francisco, CA” painted on the stern. The yacht was last see at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of Mare Island near Vallejo.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

Maffei has said in the past that he would like to sail to Monterey or Mexico, according to police. State, county and federal agencies have been alerted to watch for Maffei, the yacht and the two children. Anyone who spots them has been asked to contact South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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