Mother recalls the day her twins were abducted

Posted at 6:41 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 19:41:26-04

A year ago a man carjacked a mother of twins with her babies in the car.

It happened outside a North Omaha grocery store.  

Eight month old Alexandra and Sophia Lewis were in the back seat when the man drove off, then later ditched the car.

"Oh my God someone is in my car, and I just started screaming my babies are in there, my babies are in there."

Sophia and Alex are growing really fast.
One day their mother Yatonda Lewis says she plans to tell them about the night she thought she lost them forever. 

Every time I look at them I'm just so grateful that they are here, safe, growing and developing.

It was a Friday around 8pm when the girls were taken.

I popped the trunk, was bent over, and all of a sudden my car just started moving.
Just two hours later the babies were found safe.

"They were sleep; they didn't’t even wake up until we opened the door.”

“They were fine and he rolled the windows down, and kept the lights on, I was thinking he did that so someone could see the car."

It was 34 year old Jacob Berney who drove off with the girls, then abandoned them a few blocks away.

“I just hope he gets rehabilitated.”

“I know he didn't mean to take the girls, but he has to face some type of consequences for his actions.” 

She says she thanks all the people who helped find her twins that night.

It’s an event she'll never forget.

“I could never imagine my life without them and that situation made me realize how blessed I am to have them.”

Jacob Berney is currently serving a three year sentence.
He’s eligible for parole next year.