DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a child over the Fourth of July weekend.

(credit: Denver Police)

(credit: Denver Police)

Police said the victim was walking behind a family member in the 1500 block of Cleveland Place on July 5. That’s when an unknown male picked up the child and started to walk away. The family member saw this and the unknown male put the child down and ran off.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“A family walking out on a Saturday night when a little boy drops back and someone picks up the child and starts to take off in the other direction,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said.

The unknown male was described as a white male, middle aged, with black, tangled hair and unshaven with a light mustache.

“There are people like this and we want to make sure we’re vigilant about watching out for our children,” Jackson said.

Additional Information From Denver Police

Anyone with information regarding this crime or recognizes the suspect in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.


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