Father Abducts Young Boys, Prompts National Amber Alert

Authorities believe the family may be headed to Arizona or California

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    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Cole Hakken, 4, and his brother, Chase Hakken, 2, were allegedly abducted by their father, Joshua Hakken, in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. Their mother, Sharyn Hakken, is also with them. The family may travel to California.

    A national Amber Alert has been issued for two young boys who were allegedly kidnapped by their father Wednesday, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children confirmed.

    According to officials, 4-year-old Cole Hakken and 2-year-old Chase Hakken were allegedly kidnapped from their grandmother's house in Tampa, Fla., by their father, Joshua Hakken (pictured below).

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says Cole and Chase are also in the company of their mother, Sharyn Hakken (pictured below). It is unclear if she played a role in the abduction.

    The boys were last seen in the 14000 block of Shady Shores Drive in Tampa.

    Officials believe the family may be on their way to Arizona or California.

    Their father may be driving a black 2006 GMC Sierra with the Florida state license plate U95KT.

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released images of the boys and their parents. Investigators are asking anyone with information on the family’s whereabouts to immediately contact authorities. Officials say the abductor may be armed and dangerous.

    Cole is described as a white 4-year-old boy. He’s 3-foot-9, weighs 44 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

    Chase is described as a white 2-year-old boy. He’s 3-feet-tall, 33 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

    Their father is a 35-year-old white male. He’s 5-foot-9, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The mother of the boys is a white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. She’s 5-foot-4 and weighs 150 pounds.

    Check back for updates.


     

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