Amber Alert Issued Missing Amish Girls

August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM EDT

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Amber Alert Issued Missing Amish Girls

August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM EDT

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two Amish girls they say may have been abducted from a roadside stand in northern New York.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says police patrols are out searching Thursday morning for 6-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller.

Officials issued an Amber Alert for the two girls after they were apparently abducted around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the rural town of Oswegatchie (ahs-wee-GAH'-chee). That's on the Canadian border 150 miles northwest of Albany.

Police say the girls went to wait on a customer at the family's roadside stand. A witness saw a passenger in a vehicle put something into the back seat, and when the vehicle drove off the children were gone.

Both girls were wearing dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets.