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Amber Alert canceled: 5-year-old girl, mother found safely in Benson

NC Highway Patrol located Amani Bruce and her mother, Crystal Walston, safely in Benson, NC.
Credit: Cary Police

CARY, N.C. — Amani Bruce has been safely located. The NC Highway Patrol located Bruce and her mother, Crystal Walston, safely in Benson, NC. 

The Amber Alert has been canceled. 

The alert was issued for the 5-year-old child Wednesday night.

The Cary Police Department said Amani Jada Bruce is about 3 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 65 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink and purple nightgown with a unicorn on the front.  

Officers said 38-year-old Crystal Beatrice Walston is the biological mother of Amani. They said she's about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black v-neck scrub top, black scrub pants, and Carolina blue gripping socks.  

Police said Bruce was abducted from 110-1 A Rosedown Dr. Cary, NC. She was last seen leaving 215 Bracken Street in Sanford in a stolen car, heading towards the downtown area in a silver 2011 Lexus RX350 with NC license tag number JKC6112.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recently provided a photo of both Amani Bruce and Crystal Walston. 

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