$2,000 reward announced in San Diego razor blade cases

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KABC) -- San Diego officials have announced a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who has been planting razor blades near a children's playground.

On Sunday, a 2-year-old boy found a box cutter, buried sharp side up in the sand at a playground at Bonita Cove Park in Mission Beach.

"We got here and they were playing in the sand for maybe two minutes and he just pointed it out in front of the stairs, and I saw it and I grabbed it," said Sarah Baumann, the boy's mother.

San Diego police officers used metal detectors and rakes to search the area for more hidden objects.

Police say they have found razor blades at the park at least six times over the last two years, most recently last Monday.

Last April, two children were injured when they stepped on razor blades.

The $2,000 reward fund was offered by the Mission Beach Women's Club and San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

CNS contributed to this report.

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