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Suspicious person approaches kids in Cape Coral neighborhood

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-13 23:08:20-05

Cape Coral Police are looking for a suspicious person that reportedly approached a group of kids playing outside.

One of those kids was nine year-old Keyanna Maria who was outside playing with her friend's in the driveway of their house when a man in black Toyota SUV drove up and asked the children to help him find his phone

"He said there was a surprise if you help me find it", Keyanna told Four in Your Corner. Keyanna says she was scared when the man approached her and her friend's but they knew exactly what to do. 

"We said, 'We should stay together so we don;t get lost and people take us'.",

The incident happened around 3:40 p.m. in the 2200 block of SW 2nd Court. When the stranger approached the children went to get a parent. When they came out, the man and his truck were gone. 

A parent told police that an unknown male asked his children, who were playing in a font yard, for help finding a lost cell phone and that there was a reward.

The kids ran inside to tell an adult but the stranger had left the scene.

He's described as a white male, 40-45 years-old, with dark hair and a goatee. 

If you have any information you're asked to call CCPD at 239-574-3223.