Woman Saught In Attempted Abduction In Miami-Dade

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Miami police are searching for a woman wanted in connection with an attempted abduction of a 5-year-old girl that occurred last week on a Miami-Dade transit bus.

Authorities say the incident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 3501 NW 12th Ave.

Police released surveillance video Monday.

According to a news release, the victim boarded the bus with her mother and took a seat toward the rear of the bus while her mother found a seat toward the front.

Witnesses told police that the woman asked the victim where her mother was and then told the girl to get off the bus with her.

Police said the girl refused. The woman got off the bus alone a short time later, witnesses told police. 

Authorities said the girl told her mother what happened and they notified the bus driver.

The driver stopped the bus and called police, authorities said. 

Detectives said two witnesses corroborated the victim's statements. 

Anyone with information about the woman's identity is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6370 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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