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Suspect Sought After Attempted Kidnapping at Maine Store

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    Attempted Kidnapping at Maine Store; Suspect Escapes

    The suspect, a man in his 30s, approached the 2-month-old child inside the Black Cove Hannaford around 1:15 p.m.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Police in Portland, Maine, are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap an infant from a grocery store on Friday afternoon.

    The suspect, a man in his 30s, approached the 2-month-old child inside the Back Cove Hannaford around 1:15 p.m. He then took the child, who was in a cart, and pushed the cart to the other side of the store while the father was shopping, according to police.

    The father alerted employees, who shut the store down.

    Employees found the child, but the suspect was able to get away on foot. Police did not say if the child was injured.

    The suspect was wearing a yellow shirt and a white hat with an orange brim.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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