Update: Sheriff's officials said today she was found safe in the city of Bell late “last night,” and that Ibarra was taken into custody.

Authorities say 17-year-old Mayra Martinez was “taken by force” from South L.A. today, and tonight they issued an amber alert for the man they say did it:

Twenty-nine-year-old Rafael Ibarra, who was behind the wheel of a 1999 green Ford Expedition SUV, California plate 5GBJ226.

Oh yeah, they a photo of the ride too:

Credit: LA Sheriff's Department

Credit: LA Sheriff's Department

Fox 11 News says she was abducted today near Firestone Boulevard and Alameda Street in unincorporated South L.A. City News Service reported it happened about 3:30 p.m.

Fox's report indicated the man knew the girl.

Ibarra is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He was seen wearing a red, long-sleeve shirt and a red hat.

Martinez was described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She was seen wearing a brown, yellow and blue dress along with hoop earrings.

Anyone who has seen either person was asked to call sheriff's officials at 323-568-4800.

First posted at 10:51 p.m. Monday.

LA Weekly