Investigators say the suspects, Enrique Felix and Rose Chairez, did not have parental rights to the children, who were put into protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services after allegations of child abuse, our sister station KABC-TV in Los Angeles reports.
The two boys and two girls were under the care of their maternal grandmother. Police say the parents went to the grandmother's home in Boyle Heights around 12:30 p.m. and forcibly took the children, according to the TV station's report.
The children were identified as 5-year-old Justin Felix, 7-year-old Enrique Felix, 1-year-old Veronica Felix, and 1-year-old Janeth Felix.
The California Highway Patrol says the suspects are believed to be driving a dark-colored, possibly gray or purple Chrysler PT Cruiser with paper plates and a missing hubcap.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects or children is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4101.