Florida Amber Alert: Marcus Hatch abducted from Ponte Vedra Beach
PUBLISHED Tue, January 10, 2017 - 11:51am EST
Photo: Marcus Hatch
A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for 16-year-old Marcus Anthony Hatch after he was allegedly abducted during a home invasion in Ponte Vedra Beach in St. Johns County, officials say. Anyone with information is urged to call 911. (more)
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The incident happened overnight in the 100 block of Great Harbor Way in Ponte Vedra Beach where a couple reported that they had answered a knock on their door and were confronted by two black males who were armed with a handgun.
"The suspects, described as wearing camouflage clothing, forcibly entered the residence and ordered the victims to stay in a particular area of the home, while the suspects gathered property," the sheriff's office says. "Sometime later, a third black male arrived holding a Hispanic male at gunpoint."
The third victim - identified as Marcus Hatch - does not reside at the home and lives in Jacksonville but is a known acquaintance to the couple that lives there. As the incident continued, a roommate of the couple arrived home and was also held at gunpoint.
As the suspects prepared to leave the residence, they bound the couple and the roommate and took possession of the couple's car, which is a 2009 Grey Subaru Legacy bearing the Florida "Air Force" tag AKN6Z. Marcus was held at gunpoint and taken with the suspect's in the couple's car.
Anyone who sees either Marcus or the vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately. Marcus is described as a 16-year-old Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants with a black hoodie, black Adidas shoes and red stripes.
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