Yousef Akbari and Amin Najib -- El Camino Real High Students -- Missing Since Yesterday Morning, May Be Driving Gold Benz
Two students last seen "leaving for school" at 7:20 a.m. (but never quite making it) yesterday morning in a gold 1996 Mercedes-Benz still haven't turned up at school, or otherwise.
The Afghani boys, 17-year-old Yousef Akbari and 14-year-old Amin Najib, are enrolled at El Camino Real High School, a high-income, high-performing LAUSD campus that has wormed its way into the news more than any other in 2011. (See: The school police officer who shot himself and lied about it; various gun scares in the paranoid aftermath; and the rich Valley parents who want to leave cruddy LAUSD behind for a charter operator.)
Anyway, the LAPD's Topanga Division released an alert on Akbari and Najib last night...
... identifying the younger boy as wearing a red jacket, white shirt and blue jeans, and the older boy as having a "slim build" and "light complexion." Their mental condition is listed as "good" and the license plate on their Benz is 4PSL470.
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Sounds like two restless Woodland Hills teens may have just been craving a little open-road adventure, but you never know.
So, urges the LAPD: "If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Yousaf Akbari or Amin Najib please call 911 or 818-756-4800."
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