A woman tried to get a 5-year-old girl to leave a Miami-Dade Transit bus with her in Allapattah while the girl’s mother sat in another part of the bus.
Miami police released surveillance video from the bus Monday morning in search of the attempted kidnapper.
This all occurred last Wednesday around 5:35 p.m. near 3501 NW 12th Ave., Allapattah Station for buses and Metrorail. According to Miami police, the girl boarded the bus and sat near the back while her mother sat near the front.
The woman began chatting up the 5-year-old, police say. Once the woman learned the mother was in another part of the bus, she told the girl to get off at the next stop with her. The child refused when the woman extended a helping hand toward her.
After the woman got off the bus, the girl told her mother what had happened. Police say two witnesses backed up what the girl told her mother.
Miami police are looking for a black woman in her 40s, possibly early 50s; 5-foot-3 and about 160 pounds; with long, black curly hair and gold teeth. She wore a white hoodie with “Pink” on the back, black tight pants and black-framed glasses. She carried a black string bag that witnesses thought might’ve had “Nike” in green.
Anyone with information can contact Miami police at 305-603-6370; Miami Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477); via text at 274637 with “CSMD” and the information; or via the Miami Crime Stoppers website.