TRUMBULL, Conn. — Police were still searching late Saturday for Rodolfo Revello, a 43-year-old man from Greenwich with a long criminal history who had abducted his 7-year-old son from his Trumbull home early Saturday.
An Amber Alert was issued, and Trumbull police worked with Connecticut State Police, the FBI, New York State Police and the New York City Police Department for any sign of the father and son in the white van they fled in. About 14 hours later, the boy, Ariel, was found safe with relatives in Queens, N.Y., after his father called police. But Revello remained at large.
The case began when Revello broke into his estranged wife's home on Unity Road in Trumbull at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, assaulted her, stole thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry and took his son, Ariel, from his bed, police said.
Revello also grabbed a knife in the kitchen, police said, but was disarmed by his 17-year-old stepson, police said.
The Connecticut Post reported that the estranged wife had a restraining order against Revello, who is on federal probation in connection with supplying the Latin Kings gang with cocaine that they sold in the Stamford area in 2011. In that case, he was sentenced to 60 months in prison in 2012 and released in September 2014, the Post said.
Online state court records also list convictions for assault, disorderly conduct and driving under the influence and one pending case on a charge of breach of peace.
Anyone with information on Rodolfo Revello or his van, a 2015 white Ford Transit with Connecticut license plate number C040379, is asked to call Trumbull Police at 203-261-3665.
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