Phoenix, AZ—Things are looking grim as Phoenix police frantically search for five year-old, Natalie Rose Flores who police say was taken from the Saddleback Mountain Apartments in the 12400 block of N. 19th Avenue this afternoon.
The child was playing with other children when the suspect described as a 30 to 40 year-old white male with blond or gray hair, 5-feet-8- to 5-feet-9-inches tall, 180-190 pounds, wearing a gray shirt and peach knee-length shorts snatched the child.
The suspect was seen driving a Ford Ranger Pick-up truck. Witnesses supplied two license plates 3HG774 and 3HG377 both plates however are not on file with DMV in Arizona. The plate is believed to be made up of similar numbers that witnesses did not get quite right.
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PHOENIX – A 5-year-old girl was found safe over seven hours after being abducted from a Phoenix apartment complex, and police have a suspect in custody.
A Phoenix police officer spotted the suspect's vehicle around 9:30 p.m. A chase ensued, stop sticks were used, and the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 21st Avenue. The suspect was captured and Natalie was found in the vehicle unharmed.
An Amber Alert had been issued after Natalie was taken from the Saddleback Mountain Apartments in the 12400 block of N. 19th Avenue at approximately 2:15 p.m.
Natalie and her two sisters, ages 7 and 9, were playing outside when a man parked his truck in the parking lot next to where the girls were playing. He grabbed the 7-year-old and took a picture of her, attempting to pull her pants down. He then grabbed Natalie, put her in his truck and sped off, hitting a parked car in the process. One of the sisters ran to a neighbor's apartment, and that neighbor called 911.
The girls are living with an aunt -- who has legal custody of them -- and the aunt's boyfriend in an apartment at the complex. Their parents live separately out of state.