UPDATE @ November 23, 8.45am: TWO young children have been found safe and well after they were taken from a home at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast.
Police confirmed the youngsters were found around 7.30am overnight.
“Police have located two young children safe and well following an incident at a home in Beerwah on November 21.”
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Investigations into the incident are continuing.
EARLIER @ November 22, 9.45am: POLICE are urgently appealing for help to locate a 1-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl who were abducted from a home at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast yesterday.
It’s understood that around 9.30am, four to six people – including two women and two men, stormed into a home on Greber Road and assaulted a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman.
“Police will allege the two adult occupants of the house were threatened by the group before the woman was struck on the head with a metal pole, sustaining a laceration to her head that required hospital treatment,” officers said in a statement.
The two young children, a three-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother, were then taken by the group.
Police say the identities of those involved are known to police, however officers have been unable to locate them to check on the safety and welfare of the children.
It is possible they may have been taken to the Toowoomba area.
Both missing children are described as Aboriginal with slim builds, brown hair and brown eyes.
One of the women allegedly involved is described as a 30-year-old Aboriginal woman, approximately 159cms tall with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.
One of the women allegedly involved is described as a 49-year-old Aboriginal woman, approximately 150cms tall with a solid build, dark brown hair and brown eyes.
One of the men allegedly involved is described as a 17-year-old Aboriginal man, approximately 155cms tall with a slim build, short black hair and brown eyes.
Police say all involved are known to each other.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.