12/02/2016 10:19 EST | Updated 12/03/2016 04:16 EST

Layla Sabry Amber Alert Cancelled, But Police Search Continues

WELLAND, Ont. — Police in Ontario are continuing to search for a nine-year-old girl, but they say the Amber Alert related to her whereabouts has concluded.

Niagara Regional Police say Layla Sabry and her mother Allana Haist were last seen on Thursday evening in Welland, Ont.

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Layla Sabry was last seen on Thursday. (Provided: Niagara Regional Police)

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Layla Sabry and her mother Allana Haist in photos released by Niagara Regional Police.

Const. Virginia Moir says they are continuing to treat Layla's case as a missing person investigation, but enough time has elapsed that they concluded the Amber Alert.

Moir says police are still concerned for Layla's safety.

Layla is described as white, four-foot-two, with light brown hair and brown eyes.

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