Boys approached by stranger in Golden Gate Estates

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Collier County Sheriff’s Office

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla.- Two boys reported being approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates Thursday evening, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boys, ages 9 and 10, told deputies they were walking along 12th Street Northeast, off Golden Gate Boulevard, around 6:30 p.m. when they were approached by a man in a truck.

Detectives described the man as being in his 60s or 70s and very short in stature with a very thin build.

His vehicle was described as an older model black pickup with an extended cab and a ladder strapped to the roof. The truck had minor dents and scratches and rusty patches on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

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