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AMBER ALERT: Chase and Cole Hakken, 4 and 2-years-old, kidnapped by their parents, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken

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TAMPA, Fla. (WTSP) -- An Amber Alert has been issued after Hillsborough deputies say two young children were abducted by their own parents.

According to deputies, 2-year-old Chase and 4-year-old Cole Hakken were staying at their grandmother's home off the 14000 block of Shady Shores Drive when their father, Joshua Hakken, showed up around 6:30 Wednesday morning.

Neither Joshua nor the boys' mother, Sharyn Hakken, have legal custody of the children.

According to the grandmother, Joshua tied her up and took off with the kids in her 2009 silver Toyota Camry. 

An Amber Alert was issued for the children, and officials believe they could now be traveling in a 2006 black GMC pickup registered to Joshua. 

Both suspects are anti-government and attempted a previous abduction at gunpoint in Louisiana.

The children have been described as follows

Chase Hakken, 2-years-old: 

  • 3'
  • 33lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing: unknown color of pajamas

Cole Hakken, 4-years-old:

  • 3' 9"
  • 44lbs
  • Brown hair 
  • Brown eyes 
  • Last seen wearing: unknown color of pajamas

Anyone with any information regarding the location of these children are asked to immediately dial 9-1-1 or call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. Both subjects are considered armed and dangerous.


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