Missing Philadelphia Girl, 5, Found Abandoned On Playground

Tue, January 15, 2013 11:07am EDT by 12 Comments
Missing Philadelphia Girl Amber Alert
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Nailla Robinson, who vanished from her Philadelphia elementary school on Jan. 14, was found alive early the next morning in a nearby park playground.

On Jan. 14, Nailla Robinson, 5, was taken from Bryant School in Philadelphia by a woman dressed in a full-length, black garment with her face covered by a black veil. The woman, who took the little girl at 8:50 a.m., identified herself as Nailla’s mom.

But her real parents reported their little girl missing, and an Amber Alert was issued 12 hours after her initial abduction.

“Where is she, where could she be?” the girls’ mom, Latifah Abdur-Rashid, cried to Philadelphia NBC affiliate WCAU.

Nailla Found Abandoned In A Park Playground

Fortunately, the 5-year-old was found safe early in the morning of Jan. 15, alone in a park playground, wearing nothing but a T-shirt.

At around 4:40 a.m., a man heard heard cries for help. He then found Nailla under the playground jungle gym, according to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Police told WCAU that the little girl was cold and scared, but not hurt.

Nailla Taken To Nearby Children’s Hospital

After she was found, Nailla was taken to a children’s hospital where she was examined and reunited with her mother. Police are still searching for her abductor.

5-Year-Old Girl Taken From School In Broad Daylight

Nailla’s parents discovered their little girl was missing when daycare workers came to pick her up. Surveillance footage shows the unknown woman — who is still at large — walking through the hallways with Nailla, just five minutes after she had been dropped off at school.

“[The suspect] told her teacher that she was me, her mother, and that she was taking her out to breakfast and Nailla was already signed out at the office and she took my child and left,” her mother Lafitfah told Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI.

The little girl told police that she was blindfolded, and then walked several blocks to a house, according to ABC News. Then a teenage girl took her to the park, where she was found.

What a scary situation. We’re so glad Nailla is safe, and we hope her suspect is found and arrested.

What do YOU think of the story HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Thismy$2

Posted at 11:28 PM on January 29, 2013  

Im so glad she was found safe..now lets get to the bottom of who the woman was that dressed like her mom and took her. Two thing disturb me one why leave with someone you don’t recognize an two why didn’t front office do their job???

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hanrahjm11

Posted at 5:24 AM on January 28, 2013  

Thank God she was found safe and alive, ID must be checked

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Vanessa

Posted at 2:32 AM on January 16, 2013  

im happy that this little angel is safe now.
Thank God!!

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Deborah

Posted at 10:18 PM on January 15, 2013  

Thank God this beautiful child was found, and found alive! Let’s turn this around, instead of a woman (or man) coming in COVERED UP, NO CHILD should be allowed to leave with that person. The child should identify the person as a relative ie: Mom, Sister, Aunt, etc. That teacher is an IDIOT for just letting the child go..Warning bells should have gone off immediately!! Covered face, taking a child out for breakfast? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!!

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pissed

Posted at 7:15 PM on January 15, 2013  

What is the use of making people show id if they can wear a garment that covers the whole face. This is not a muslim country, if you want to pick up a child at a public school YOU should have to show your face. The mom wore the same type of face covering? Must’ve been somebody she knew.

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sad

Posted at 4:13 PM on January 15, 2013  

I to agreed those people need to understand that its safer to just show their faces

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gbtw

Posted at 3:06 PM on January 15, 2013  

the teacher who let her go with a person she did not know must be counting her lucky f#ing stars… if i were the mom, i’d have a hard time not choking the last breath out of that woman. i know everyone makes mistakes, but when a child’s safety is impacted, it’s hard to reserve judgment.

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dbrianadams

Posted at 7:11 PM on January 15, 2013  

The teacher was a he! A substitute.

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Becca

Posted at 1:38 PM on January 15, 2013  

Make people show their faces. Now is not the time to be politically correct. The woman’s face was covered; she should have been made to show herself when she asked for the child. How on earth are they going to identify her now?

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Laura

Posted at 12:03 PM on January 15, 2013  

Really weird story…

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yup

Posted at 12:00 PM on January 15, 2013  

Yup. Im really happy she was found safe. Thank god. Schools protect those kids. ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD MAKE PEOPLE SHOW ID AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES. BEFORE THE CHILD LEAVES THE SCHOOL. THEY SHOULD BRING THE CHILD IN FRONT OF THE PERSON AND ASK THE CHILD IS THIS YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER. AND IF THEY SAY NO. YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS TOTALLY WRONG. AND EVERY PARENT SHOULD WRITE A LETTER TO THE SCHOOL TO LET THEM KNOW WHO CAN PICK UP THEIR CHILD AND HAVE THEM BRING ID AS WELL.

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Smh

Posted at 1:18 PM on January 15, 2013  

Growing up under the Philadelphia school system…..I know for a fact that it is every public schools protocol to view a persons ID to get their child (though with my schools they knew my moms face)….now on top of this the school district already planned on closing nearly 40 schools
This will make it easier for someone to take a child just like that woman took little Nailla

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