MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman they say attempted to abduct a 5-year-old girl from a public bus.
Police said it happened on September 5, at around 5:35 p.m., onboard a Miami-Dade Transit Bus in the area of the 3500 block of Northwest 12th Avenue.
The girl had been sitting near the back of the bus, while her mother sat toward the front, according to police.
Witnesses’ say the suspect asked the girl where her mother was, she then told the girl to get off the bus with her to which the victim refused.
“The suspect extended her arm towards the victim and once again asked her to get off of the bus. The victim again refused. Shortly thereafter, the suspect exited the bus without further incident,” said Miami police spokesman Michael Vega.
Vega says the girl’s mother was there but sitting separately in the front of the bus and never saw or heard any of it.
The girl told her mother what happened, they then notified the bus driver who called the police.
“This is like that horror movie that we all think about in reality, if the child said ‘okay I’ll get down with you’, God knows what would have happened to this child,” said Vega.
Police describe the suspect as a black female, approximately 40-50 years old, 5’3, 160 lbs., long black curly hair, gold teeth, last seen wearing a white hoodie sweater with the word “PINK” on the back. She wore black tight pants and black-framed eyeglasses.
Police also say that the suspect was carrying a black string bag possibly with the word “Nike” in green letters across it.
It’s not know if this woman regularly rides the bus every day around the time that the attempted abduction happened.
Anyone with information that can help Miami Police should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or contact the Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (305) 603-6370.