Just before 2.30am Bowie and Basten Dowlut, aged four and 10 respectively, were at a house on Carthona Avenue, Darling Point, with their parents.
Despite strong protests from the children’s mother, their father, Dennis Dowlut, 47 years old, [allegedly] packed the family into a 2014 white SsangYong Actyon SUV, NSW-registered DLF-43A, expressing an intention to travel to Melbourne.
About 3 o’clock in the morning was their mother [allegedly] forced out of a vehicle in Alexandria and informed the police.
Dennis is described as a Mauritian with an olive complexion, about 180 cm tall, slender and bald. He was last seen dressed in black pants, a white T-shirt, a khaki puff jacket and a red hat.
Four-year-old Bowie is described as having an olive complexion, long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in white pajamas with pink unicorn symbols.
Ten-year-old Basten has been described as an olive complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in white pajama pants, a white T-shirt and a black buffer jacket.
There are extreme concerns for the safety of children, and as such the police ask the public to be vigilant, not to approach, but to report any sight of this man or vehicle to Triple Zero (000).