Deputies are investigating after two boys reported they were approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates on Thursday evening.
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 who made suspicious comments toward them.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite image of the man based on the boys’ description.
Detectives said the man was described as white, possibly 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.
He was last seen driving south on 12th Street Northeast.
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).