An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-week-old baby boy who was abducted by his father in Sunnyvale on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The infant, Henry Guler Romero, was taken from an apartment complex in the 900 block of Helen Avenue at about 4 p.m. Tuesday by the father, 22-year-old Mesut Guler, after he got into an argument with his girlfriend, the infant’s mother. The incident was reported to police at about 10:30 p.m.
He is believed to be driving a tan 2004 GMC Envoy with California license plate 6HIL892. The SUV has a large American eagle decal on the rear-view mirror, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Dave Pitts said the abduction appears to have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Guler and his girlfriend over his desire to move out of state.
“She did not want to, and then that led to him taking the child,” Pitts said. He said Guler had wanted to move “back to New York.” The baby’s mother said Guler has friends in Mexico and might be headed in that direction, according to Pitts. “We did have some pings on his phone down in the San Diego area early this morning,” Pitts said. He said, however, that authorities don’t think Guler has left the country.
“We don’t believe he’s crossed the border … We don’t have any reason to believe that at this time,” Pitts said. Guler has previously threatened to harm himself and the baby, police said. Police are working with the FBI and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on the investigation, he said.