HILLSBOUROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The couple who, authorities say, kidnapped their two young boys were seen leaving John's Pass in a 25-foot sailboat hours after the abduction in Tampa according to a Hillsborough Sheriff's spokesman.
The search for the boys has now shifted to the Gulf of Mexico. It was not known in which direction the vessel was heading.
Previously: Investigators in Hillsbourough County say a grandmother was tied up and her two grandchildren were taken.
Four-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase Hakken were reportedly abducted by their parents.
Investigators say 35-year-old Joshua Michael Hakken and 34-year-old Patricia Hakken are considered armed and dangerous.
Detectives believe the children could possible be in a black 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Florida license plate number U-9-5-K-T.