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Child found unharmed after armed carjacking and kidnapping

Posted at 5:06 PM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-18 12:24:21-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The 3-year-old child who was kidnapped during an armed carjacking Friday was found unharmed.

The Fort Myers Police Department said they got a 911 call reporting that a child was taken at knifepoint. The suspect stole a pickup truck from a gas station while the child was still inside.

Police later located the child and the vehicle at William's Hardware on Palm Beach Boulevard. The suspect had fled the scene.

FMPD gave an initial description of the suspect as a 40- to 50-year-old Black male with a gray beard, wearing a long sleeved green shirt and camouflage fishing hat.