Cops Believe a Man In One Florida Town Is Attempting To Kidnap Children


Bradenton, Florida — Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to come forward after two children reported a stranger trying to abduct them.

Deputies say just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, a 15 year old boy was at his community park in the 8600 block of Haven Harbour Way when he was approached by a unknown man who grabbed his arm. The boy was able to get away and the suspect ran to a white sedan and fled.

At around 3 p.m., deputies were notified that an unknown white male matching the description of the earlier incident had just chased a 14 year old boy up the drive way of a home in the 300 block of Suwanee Ave. The boy was able to run inside the house and alert his mother. The suspect fled west on Suwanee Ave in a white vehicle.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact MCSO at (941) 747-3011.

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