Police have raised the alarm about two children who've been taken from their home in Sydney's east and are believed to be driving to Melbourne with their father.
Police are asking for urgent public help to find Bowie and Basten Dowlut, aged four and ten respectively.
The boy and girl were at a home on Carthona Avenue, Darling Point, with their parents until 2.30am on Thursday when their 47-year-old father Dennis Dowlut put the family into a white 2014 SsangYong Actyon SUV.
Despite protests from their mother, he said he intended taking the children to Melbourne.
About 3am, their mother was forced from the car at Alexandria and notified police.
Mr Dowlut is of Mauritian background with an olive complexion, is about 180cm tall, of slim build and balding.
He was last seen wearing black pants, a white t-shirt, khaki puffer jacket and a red beanie.
Four-year-old Bowie is described as having an olive complexion, long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pyjamas with pink unicorn symbols.
Basten is described as having an olive complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing white pyjama pants, a white t-shirt and black puffer jacket.
Australian Associated Press