(CNN) – A man kidnaps one child in Ohio and tries to kidnap another and the FBI has been searching for the man for months.
His walk, his mannerisms, the distinctive car. For months, police and FBI agents have been trying to put a name to this face, but tonight, who he is remains a mystery.
A man, the FBI believes, tried to take an Elyria girl from her bedroom in February and did take a sleeping six-year-old from her Cleveland home in May.
The little girl was dropped off in a neighborhood not far from her home, after being taken to a house and held captive for 17 hours in a bedroom.
Special Agent Donna Sullivan, Cleveland FBI said, “There is absolutely an urgency to find this guy. He attempted to abduct one child, took one child. It’s a matter of time before he strikes again, and we need to find him before that happens.”
That’s why, I’ve learned the FBI is expanding their search for the man who they call extremely dangerous to other cities in Ohio and surrounding states.
The man caught on camera, agents told me, casing the w. 104th St. Neighborhood and here driving this 2002 or 2003 Chevy Malibu with a different color front panel in May. These images are being pushed on social media.
I have also discovered these images and information about the case are being sent to Toledo, Detroit, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Buffalo in hopes of identifying the man before he targets another child.
Special Agent Donna Sullivan, Cleveland FBI said, “I would say he is familiar with the area enough but may not live here any longer. Maybe work toward took him out of the area, out of the state, but maybe he has family or friends here, and that’s why he travels back and he just knows the area well enough that when he comes back, he knows the neighborhoods.”
Special agent Donna Sullivan explained to me this man is a stranger to both families, and those cases are extremely rare only about 50 a year nationwide.
Special Agent Donna Sullivan, Cleveland FBI said, “It’s usually a family member or it’s a friend or it’s someone that the family knows. That’s not the case here. This is a complete stranger.
There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.