• New York couple Vincent Abolafia and Kaileigh Catalano, both 15, were reported missing Thursday
  • A waitress at a restaurant in Times Square believes she saw the teens but that Catalano dyed her hair black
  • Authorities have urged people with information on the teens' location to contact 911 or Suffolk County police

Two 15-year-old high school students from Long Island, New York, who have been missing since going on a trip to New York City last week may still be in the Big Apple, police said.

Vincent Abolafia and his girlfriend Kaileigh Catalano, both of Manorville, intended to board a 3:11 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma to Manhattan Thursday, Fox News reported, citing the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD).

Both teens' parents reported them missing later that evening.

The two Eastport-South Manor High School students, who were wearing all black when they hitched a ride from school to the station on the day they were last seen, may have been spotted together in Times Square, News 12 Brooklyn reported.

A waitress at a Bubba Gump's restaurant in Times Square believes she saw the couple but said that Catalano dyed her hair black.

Additionally, while the couple left their respective phones behind at home, Abolafia's Google Chromebook laptop reportedly "pinged" in Manhattan near a park in Chinatown.

The teens' families later found clues on the couple's social media accounts that they decided to run away together.

They are still believed to be somewhere in New York City.

The two teens may have access to around $1,200 in cash, but they have no acquaintances in the city.

"It’s destroying us. It is so heartbreaking, and we just hope they are safe," Ann Bonasia, Abolafia's mother, was quoted as saying.

The teens' disappearance, according to Fox News, drew attention from the family of Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, the 22-year-old vlogger who disappeared after going on a trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.

Unlike the teen couple, however, only Petito was initially reported missing as Laundrie briefly returned to his home in Florida before he and his girlfriend were later found dead. Petito died three to four weeks before her body was found in Wyoming in September.

"These are just kids. [Abolafia and Catalano] need to be found. Please remember what they look like," Joe Petito, Gabby's dad, said in a post on Twitter Monday that included an edited image depicting Catalano with black hair.

The SCPD, the agency leading the investigation, said they had no new information regarding Abolafia and Catalano as of Monday.

People with information on the teens' location are urged to contact 911 or the SCPD's Seventh Precinct detectives at 631-852-8752.

The New York Police Department was also ready to assist if needed, a spokeswoman for the force said.

Abolafia is 5 feet and 3 inches tall, weighs around 110 pounds and has brown hair and eyes, police said. Catalano, meanwhile, is 5 feet tall and weighs 118 pounds.

Representation. Vincent Abolafia and Kaileigh Catalano, both 15, were allegedly seen together in Manhattan's Times Square neighborhood. Pixabay