UPPER DARBY TWP., Pa. - Two children who were taken from their home in Delaware County after the murder of their mother have been found safe in a pharmacy in New York City.
Robert and Christopher Belajonas were abducted by their father, Keith Belajonas, from the 200 block of Abbey Terrace in Drexel Hill around 3 a.m., police said.
Neighbors said they heard a loud argument and then a shot, and officers said they found a woman in her 30s dead with gunshot wound and possible stabbing injuries.
Superintendent Michael Chitwood told reporters that one of the children was heard to ask "Is Mommy dead?"
Officials issued an Amber Alert for the two children and their father around 4:30 a.m.
New York City police Lt. Thomas Antonetti said the "individual in the Amber Alert" dropped the children at a CVS on Staten Island around 6 a.m. Thursday and left. He said the children were taken to a hospital to be checked but they "are OK," he said.
The dropoff happened after police said Belajonas, 32, robbed a 7-Eleven on Staten Island with the boys still in the car early Thursday.
A short time later, police found Keith Belajonas' vehicle at another location on Staten Island. They found Belajonas inside, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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