Police Looking for 2 Men Who Tried to Buy Child For $100 From Mom at Grocery Store

Covina human trafficking Suspects
(Covina Police Department)

Covina human trafficking Suspects
(Covina Police Department)

A mother was allegedly approached inside a grocery store by two men who asked if they could buy her 2-year-old son for $100.

The woman was shopping in a Covina market Thursday night at around 6:30 p.m. when she was approached by a strange man, as KTLA reports:

“The suspect made complimentary statements to her and her son about how beautiful they were,” the release stated. “The suspect asked the woman if she wanted to sell her son and when she told him no, the suspect continued with the compliments, but they were focused solely on her son.”

The woman told police she waited for the man to leave the store before returning to her car.

But the suspects did not leave and were waiting for her in the parking lot…

“Oh look, it’s you! It’s both of you. You’re so beautiful,” he said, according to the release.

When the woman told the man to leave them alone, he got out of the Pilot, approached her and took a $100 bill from his pocket.

“Can I buy your son?” he said, as she stood petrified. “Go ahead and take it. Just take it.”

The other man in the Pilot also told her to take the money. When she did not respond, the first man dropped the bill in her shopping cart, got back into his Honda and drove away with the second man in the passenger seat.

The first suspect was described as Hispanic, about 45 years old, standing 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He wore blue jeans and a brown button-down shirt.  The second was described as black and in his 50s, about 6 feet tall and 215 pounds. He wore tan slacks and a long-sleeve white shirt.

Anyone with information should call Covina police detective bureau at 626-384-5612. Anonymous tipsters can call 800-222-8477.