New video of man stalking girls

October 22, 2008 3:09:58 PM PDT
Investigators in Fort Bend County may be looking for a serial predator. He's already tried to abduct at least one young woman from a busy gas station on Bay Hill at Grand Parkway and investigators worry he'll try it again. Deputies say the suspect may have been staking out the gas station for an hour or more. He also may have approached other women. That's why they're hoping that by releasing new surveillance video of the attempted abduction, someone may come forward to help them catch this guy.

Sgt. Becky Colunga explained, "She said that she sees him peering over at her at some point. It makes her very uncomfortable, very nervous."

As Sgt. Colunga describes the surveillance video, she says it was just after 8pm on Sunday when the 18-year-old victim went to put up the gas nozzle and the suspect in the black Dodge pickup asked for directions to West Road. When she told him she didn't know, he grabbed her shirt.

"She screams out, and he's positioned between her open door and her," explained Sgt. Colunga. "Once she screams, he comes back between her, jumps in his vehicle and takes off."

But deputies don't think this 18-year-old girl was the man's first abduction attempt. Sgt. Colunga says the suspect had been driving around, passing by the pumps about every five minutes. In the video you can see the pickup pull up next to a red Honda. The suspect sits until the girl returns to her car and suddenly leaves. All this happens about one hour before he attempts to snatch the 18-year-old girl.

Chief Deputy Craig Brady with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said, "The most alarming part about this thing, besides the fact that he did physically grab the girl, is the fact that he took the step to obscure the license plate with what they believe was duct tape. That's going to be an indication of premeditation on his point."

This suspect is described to be a white male, large build, late 50's, blood shot eyes, approximately 6'1" ? 6'2" tall. He has sandy or light colored hair with facial hair, possibly a beard. He was seen wearing a white t-shirt with short sleeves.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Dodge diesel, 4-door, 4-wheel drive pickup truck with an unknown Texas license plate.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).

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