Man takes pictures of children, steals from backpack - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Man takes pictures of children, steals from backpack

BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -

Boaz Police are seeking information about a man who was seen taking pictures of children and stealing items from a backpack.

The suspect was at the Old Elementary School on Sparks Avenue Wednesday afternoon around 5 p.m., according to police. Witnesses said he took pictures of four young people under the age of 12. They said he also took an iPod and other items out of a 12-year-old's backpack.

Police said the man is in his 60's, is about 6' tall and weighs about 175 to 185 pounds. He has white hair with a white beard and mustache. He was dressed in a white shirt, black pants, black shoes and a tie.

He was driving an off-white colored four-door vehicle similar to a Mercedes S class. He left the scene, headed toward Highway 431 on Sparks Avenue.

Police said the iPod was later recovered and they do not believe the man is a sexual predator. They plan to reinterview the kids for more information.

Anyone who might have been in the area and may have seen anything is asked to call the Boaz Police Department at 256-593-6812 or 256-593-6386

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-17 22:27:46 GMT

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>
  • 4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-16 21:45:50 GMT
    Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>
  • 2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:54 GMT

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly