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Suspicious Incident Involving Child In Golden Gate

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Post Date:10/23/2017 11:30 AM

Detectives are investigating a report of a suspicious incident in which a man attempted to lead a 3-year-old boy away from his family in Golden Gate on Sunday.

Detectives said the boy and his family were taking pictures behind Church of God Naples, 11965 Collier Blvd., around 2:30 p.m. when a man whom they did not know approached the boy. The man took the boy by the hand and attempted to lead him away.  

A family friend saw the incident occur and intervened, causing the suspect to let go of the child and leave the area.

The child was unharmed.

The incident was not immediately reported to law enforcement.

An investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300. 

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