Amber Alert: Manhunt for 2 boys continues while detectives search parents' South Tampa home

4-year-old, 2-year-old kidnapped by parents

TAMPA - The search for clues has entered a second day as detectives continue a nationwide manhunt for two young boys abducted from their grandmother's Tampa home.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase Hakken, were still wearing their pajamas when their father, Joshua Hakken, broke into their grandmother's home and tied her with zip-ties after her husband left for work Wednesday morning.
 
"We do feel they are in danger due to the nature of the means in which they were taken," said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Corporal Kevin Bodie.
 
HCSO believes the boys could be anywhere, along with Sharyn, their mother, who has not yet been charged with a crime. 
 
Wednesday evening, detectives combed through the Hakkens South Tampa home, carting out paper bags filled with evidence and computers.
 
They hope some clue will lead them to wherever the Hakkens may have taken their sons.
 
Neighbors call the couple quiet and somewhat reclusive, but never violent. Stephanie Coates lives across the street and once sold them a fish tank.
 
"I was shocked.  I didn't realize how serious it was," Coates explained.  "I didn't pay as much attention as I probably should.  I just saw them over there with little kids."
 
Amber Alert signs are flashing across Florida highways and deputies are concerned about the safety and well-being of the children.
 
"Their whereabouts is unknown at this time," said Corporal Bodie.
 
Detectives believe Joshua and Sharyn Hakken could be driving a black 2006 GMC Sierra pick-up truck with Florida license plate number U95KT.
 
You're asked to call 911 if you spot the vehicle or the Hakkens.
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