Desperate Search for 3-Year-Old Abducted at Gunpoint

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," May 4, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Look at his boy. Now, look very closely. He is 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez, and he's missing, allegedly kidnapped by two gunmen who broke into his family's California home and tied them up.

Joining us by phone is Stacia Glenn, reporter for The San Bernardino Sun. Good evening, Stacia. And tell me, when was this kid nabbed?

STACIA GLENN, SAN BERNARDINO SUN (Via telephone): Well, it happened yesterday afternoon about 2:30. The boy was home with his mother and four older siblings, and they were getting ready to go to the park. Two men just came in, ransacked the house for about 20 minutes, just took some cash and the mother's cell phone and then took the boy.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did the mother recognize either of the two men?

GLENN: You know, the family has been very adamant that they don't know the two men who came in, they have no idea anybody that might have targeted them. And sheriff's detectives are saying the same thing.

VAN SUSTEREN: So the mother then, after- I understand one of the kids broke loose, untied himself, and then the mother went to make a phone call at a local liquor store, called 911?

GLENN: That's right. Within minutes of when these two kidnappers left, Briant's 8-year-old brother was able to wiggle free. He untied the rest of the family, and then the mom ran about two blocks down and borrowed the shop owner's cell phone to call 911.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, what's interesting is that her cell phone was apparently stolen, which might give the police a lead. I assume that they have checked to see whether that cell phone has been turned on, whether it's pinging off any cell towers.

GLENN: You know what? I'm sure that they have. They haven't released too many details about that yet.

VAN SUSTEREN: Is there anything peculiar about this version of events? Do the police doubt it any way?

GLENN: They haven't given any indication that they doubt the mother's story. You know, they've been calling this a very rare stranger abduction case.

VAN SUSTEREN: Were there -- there were several children in the family. Why was this child -- is there any theory as to why this child was singled out and taken?

GLENN: People seem to think that they may have taken Briant because he was the youngest of the five children who were home.

VAN SUSTEREN: What was the motive? Have there been any demands for money?

GLENN: There's been no contact between the family or sheriff's detectives with the suspect, no ransom note, no nothing.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, now that's peculiar. If you kidnap a kid, usually, you want to get something from it, I mean, typically, or -- I guess -- I suppose unless you want to sell the child or something horrible like that. But is there anything -- I mean, have the children been interviewed, the other children, and have they corroborated what the mother's story is about the lost child?

GLENN: You know, I talked to two of Briant's siblings today out at the family's house, and they're all pretty much saying the same thing. Apparently, when the two men came into the house, they told the mother that it was a stick-up. And then when they were taking the boy, they said that they were going to take into Mexico and kill him, but they gave absolutely no reason as to why they might do that.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, Stacia, thank you. We've put up the picture. If anyone has seen this child or thinks he or she has, call the police immediately. Thank you, Stacia.

GLENN: Thank you.

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