Surveillance released of alleged abductor's car
MIAMI (WSVN) -- City of Miami Police have just released surveillance video of a sport utility vehicle believed to have been driven by a child abductor.
The footage comes from an external surveillance camera on a home in the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and 50th Street and had a date stamp of "06/07/2013," though the abduction occurred on June 6, at 2:45 p.m. The video shows part of a gray SUV stopping outside the home and the feet of a child approaching the vehicle.
"What we have is an image that we have obtained of the vehicle that we believe was driven by these two subjects," said Miami Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz as he held up a flyer with police sketches of a man and woman, "that kidnapped and sexually abducted this young, 11-year-old female. As you can see, it's a gray SUV. You'll see it pull up. You'll see the little girl walking away and then towards the SUV."
Police think that SUV had a man and a woman inside who lured that child over as she walked home from Allapattah Middle School. The 11-year-old child would then disappear for several hours. The child's mother would call police not long after she had expected her home from school.
The child, who is developmentally delayed, would arrive home after four hours of having gone missing. She recounted that the couple had taken her to an abandoned house where the man sexually assaulted her.
In the six weeks after the incident, police have handed out flyers with the sketch of the suspects.
"These individuals worked as a pair," Cruz said. "Our biggest fear is that it's possible they strike again. It's been over a month, however, we need to get these people and put them behind bars."
If you recognize this SUV or the couple in the sketches, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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