Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Kidnapping Suspects on Loose

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Kidnapping Suspects on Loose

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer

Police are looking for three men in a light blue Ford F-150-style truck who apparently tried to kidnap a 16-year-old Mandarin girl Sunday afternoon as she was walking in the 10500 block of Scott Mill Road.

Police said the girl was walking home about 4:20 p.m. when the truck pulled into a private road nearby and two men jumped out. They grabbed the girl, one man covering her mouth with his hand as he told her not to do anything, adding "You just need to come with us," according to the police report.

As the men pulled the girl toward the truck, she told police she could see a handgun lying on the seat. As she was dragged closer to the truck, another car slowed down nearby and the driver asked whether anyone needed help. The men said no and the driver took off. But when they came to a stop farther down the road, one of the suspects called the other by name and said "They are coming back," so they released the girl and fled south on Scott Mill Road.

The girl, who was not injured, went to her boyfriend's home to call police. Police issued a bulletin on the truck, and searched the area where the incident was reported, but found nothing.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County, according to the Jacksonville and St. Johns County sheriff's offices:

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Burglary:

6400 block of Silver Glen Drive -- A new microwave was stolen from a home under construction between 5 p.m. Jan. 17 and 10:30 a.m. Monday.

12900 block of Julington Creek Road -- A tile saw, miter box and compressor valued together at $1,150 were stolen from a home under construction between 10 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, after someone smashed out a window and got in.

North Florida Motors, 9365 Philips Highway -- Someone broke into the business between noon Jan. …

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