Homestead - South Dade

Man stalks, then tries to kidnap, three siblings as they walked to school, cops say

The Homestead police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who they say may have been driving a gray Nissan Altima when he approached three siblings on their way to Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center at 955 S.E. 18th Ave. on Sept. 13.
The Homestead police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who they say may have been driving a gray Nissan Altima when he approached three siblings on their way to Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center at 955 S.E. 18th Ave. on Sept. 13. Homestead police

Three siblings were almost kidnapped by a man in Homestead while they walked to their elementary school earlier this month, police say.

The Homestead police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who they say may have been driving a gray 2012 Nissan Altima when he approached three siblings on their way to Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center at 955 SE 18th Ave. on Sept. 13. The oldest child was 9.

The man asked the children if they needed a ride and to get into the car. The children said ‘no’ and the subject then drove off,” said Homestead police spokesman Fernando Morales. “However, he kept circling around multiple times watching the children.”

Detectives say that the man got out of the car as the children got close to the school “but then got back in his car and drove off.”

According to police, the children made it to the school and told their teachers, who then called police.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information to call Homestead Police at (305)247-1535 or crime stoppers at (305)471-TIPS (8477).
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