• The couple visited New York last week to see Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center 
  • They were dropped off at the station by their friend on Dec. 9
  • Both teens left their phones and have not contacted anyone since

Police have launched a search for a Long Island-based teen couple, both 15, who vanished during a train journey from the suburban Suffolk County to New York on Dec. 9.

However, police said the two may have been seen together in Times Square.

According to police, Vincent Abolafia and his girlfriend, Kaileigh Catalano, were last seen at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station intending to board a 3:11 p.m. train to Manhattan on Dec. 9. However, they were reported missing the same evening. Though it is unclear whether they boarded the train, reports said the couple was at Times Square, according to Patch.

While authorities described Vincent as a white, 5-foot-3, and 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, Kaileigh is white, 5-feet tall, and 118 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with the words "Lil Peep" and black sweatpants.

However, the family believes they may have changed their hairstyle and color. Both are from Manorville, east of the train station in Ronkonkoma and 80 minutes by train from Penn Station in Manhattan.

According to their parents, they have never run away before. "This definitely blindsided me," Kaileigh's dad Joe Catalano said. "My daughter's a varsity cheerleader. She's a good kid. I don’t know what possessed them to do this."

Kaileigh's mom, Ehrin Catalano said Kaileigh's cheer team Christmas party fell this weekend, and the teen picked out a dress but never turned up for the party. "The night before, we were talking about her Sweet 16, no arguments," Ehrin Catalano further said.

She added that the duo rarely ventured from Long Island's East End into New York City except for the last weekend when they visited the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with Vincent's family.

According to the friend who dropped them, he believed they planned on visiting the spot again. Both left their cellphones behind and haven't made contact with their families since.

Vincent's family also claim there were no problems at home and that he was an amazing kid.

Joe Catalano said he believes the couple may be in danger. "When you have two teenagers…with minimal resources, it can get dangerous pretty quick," he said. "And Manhattan right now isn’t what it was. Any city is dangerous for any adolescent," he told Fox News.

Anyone with information on their location is asked to call 911 or Suffolk County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct detectives at 631-852-8752.

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