Detectives Look To Identify Man Who Lured Child

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in this composite sketch.

A witness told deputies that she saw this man try to coax a young girl into his vehicle at Lakewood Boulevard and Estey Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The incident took place at the crosswalk leading to East Naples Middle School.

The witness told deputies the man was stopped in his silver PT Cruiser along the side of the road with his window down, motioning for the girl to get into his vehicle. The girl shook her head no and rode away from the man on her bike. The man sped off.

The witness described the man as being Hispanic, in his late 50s or 60s, clean shaven and with grey hair. He was overweight and wearing glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300.

The Immokalee Bulletin is published every Thursday.

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