CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The FBI is looking into three cases of someone trying to grab a child in northeast Ohio -- including an attempted child abduction in North Ridgeville last year -- and officials say the person of interest can be seen in newly released video.
So far, no arrests have been made.
It's the third incident the FBI has zeroed-in on after a 6-year-old girl was taken from her Cleveland home, held for 17 hours, then dropped off on a street more than 3 miles away.
In Elyria, federal officials are also looking for a man who tried but wasn't able to kidnap a 10-year-old girl in February. The person of interest has been linked to the 6-year-old abduction in Cleveland.
Authorities the person of interest can be seen in newly released video, which shows him in the vicinity of the Cleveland victim's home May 15 around 5 a.m. The video shows the person driving a Chevy Malibu with a different color front driver's side quarter panel manufactured between 1997 and 2005.
The same person appears to be in video from May 14 and May 20, which was released last week, authorities said. One of them shows the person parking a vehicle and walking down an alley toward the victim's home. The person can be seen running back to the vehicle, raising his hands to free his hands from his sleeves and driving away.
Residents are asked to watch the new video carefully and note the clothing, the gait and the actions of this person. They're also asked to take a close look at the Chevy Malibu. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tip Line at 216-622-6842.
A sketch of the person of interest has also been released.
When asked about the North Ridgeville case, an FBI spokesperson said it's just another case the bureau is reviewing to see if there is any connection.
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