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.
The children -- 7-year-old Enrique Junior, 5-year-old Justin and 1-year-old twins Veronica and Janet -- 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. Friday and forcibly took the children. Police said the parents were only allowed to see the children during supervised visits at the Department of Children and Family Services.
Police believe the kids could be in danger.
"We are concerned for the children's safety. After the Department of Children Services placed them under the protective custody of the grandmother, it was due to reported incidents of violence, towards not only the children but also towards Rose Chairez," LAPD Capt. Martin Baeza.
They were last seen on the 1400 block of Indiana Street, driving a gray PT Cruiser with tinted windows and no license plate. The car has paper plates with some type of black lettering on it.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at (323) 342-8900, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.