Nationwide Amber Alert For Little Boy Kidnapped by Home Invasion Robbers

Police: Cole's kidnapping a deliberate act

Updated: Oct 16, 2008 09:51 AM EDT

What started as a local Amber Alert is now a nationwide search. Police say six-year-old Cole Puffinburger was targeted by kidnappers when they broke into his home early Wednesday morning.

Somewhere out there is a little boy who is scared and missing his family. News 3's Hetty Chang spoke to Metro Police, who have called on the media to help get the word out.

Amber Alerts and freeway bulletins are being posted throughout the valley. Police are calling this a nationwide search and despite speculation that this was a random act, police say that's not the case.

Cole has been missing since 7 am Wednesday morning. Police say that two, possibly three, Hispanic men knocked on his family's door posing as police officers. They tied up Cole's mom and friend, ransacked the house, and took six-year-old Cole when they couldn't find any money.

When asked if the suspects could be in Mexico, police say they aren't ruling out any possibilities.

Police describe one of the suspects as a Hispanic man with a heavy accent and black shoulder length hair. He is in his early 30s, stands 5'7" tall, and weighs about 150 pounds.

Although police are considering Cole's kidnapping a deliberate act, they refused to comment on the relationship between Cole's mother and the suspects. The police did say that Cole's mother is being cooperative with the investigation

Cole has blond hair, blue eyes, and is wearing silver rimmed glasses. He is 3'11" and weighs 48 pounds.

amber alert;\
Missing From: Las Vegas, NV
Missing Date: 10/15/2008 7:15 AM
Issued for: Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye
Contact: If you have information, please contact Las Vegas Metro Police Department, 702-828-3111
Circumstances: Las Vegas Metro Police Department earlier this morning reported that a 6-year-old boy was kidnapped this morning from a home near Hollywood and Lake Mead during a robbery around 7:15 a.m. According to police, the two suspects knocked on the door and indicated they were police however once inside they tied up the boy's mother and her male friend and began looking for money in the home. Police say they took the boy when no money was found. The reason why there was no AMBER Alert Activation until just before Noon, was LVMPD had no descriptions to give. However, we now have one description of the three Hispanic males who are now suspects, all of whom speak with a Hispanic accent.

== Amber Alert ==

Missing Child
Name: Cole Puffinburger
Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: White Age:
Height: 3FT11 Weight: 48LBS
Gender: Male
Description: Last seen wearing a black John Cena sweatshirt, dark jeans, black Vans tennis shoes, and silver-rimmed glasses.