Ormond Beach, FL – The Ormond Beach Police Department is asking the public to help ID the man who may have tried to abduct a 2-year-old in a Publix parking lot.
On August 29, after a mother put one of her kids into a car seat, she turned around to get her second child from the shopping cart and saw an unknown man reaching out with both arms extended towards the 2-year-old. The mother startled the suspect who turned around, said “I’m sorry,” then ran into a silver passenger car.
The suspect has been described as a hispanic male between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 5’9″ tall, thick build, with dark hair, facial hair, and he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt. The vehicle he drove was described as an older model silver 4-door passenger car with heavily tinted rear windows. The mother in this incident believes the tag on the vehicle was D1XJY.
“We contacted Publix and checked to see if they had any video of the parking lot but couldn’t find anything,” said Keith Walker, Public Information Officer for the Ormond Beach Police Department. “We did check the internal video to see if this guy was following her around the store, and there wasn’t any. We contacted surrounding businesses and didn’t find any video with them.”
Walker said based on the information police had at their disposal, they came up with a possible suspect. However, when a photo lineup was presented to the mother she was unable to pick out that suspect.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Reagan at Danielle.Reagan@Ormondbeach.org or 386-676-3516, or call the Ormond Beach Police Department at 677-0731. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS. Those who provide information to Crimestoppers can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.
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