Girls targeted in abduction attempts

March 25, 2010 11:46:36 AM PDT
Authorities are looking for a suspect they say has been targeting young girls in Fort Bend County. The attempted kidnapping suspect is brazen, approaching girls as they walked out their front doors in this neighborhood on Stafford Springs Avenue and Summer Park Drive near Stafford. However, what also alarms detectives is what the suspect is wearing on his hands.

On Sunday afternoon about 4pm, nine-year-old Alyssa volunteered to take out the trash. The trash bin was just around the corner, but she quickly came back in a panic.

"She's like, 'Mommy I gotta tell you something.' And I said, 'What's going on?' By this time, she was shaking," said Alyssa's mother.

While at the trash bin, the little girl says a man tried to lure her into his blue SUV.

"He said, 'Can you throw my trash away?' And I was like, 'No, I have to go.' Then he was like, 'I'll give you ten dollars.' I said, 'No, I have to go somewhere with my mom," said Alyssa.

Investigators say the suspect also targeted a six-year-old girl around the block just 45 minutes earlier. The girl's mother says as her daughter sat on the front porch, the suspect pulled up and got out of his blue compact SUV.

"Opened the rear passenger door and waved at my daughter and told her to come here. Thank god she came inside and shut the door and told me," said the six-year-old's mother.

"One thing that is alarming about this guy is that the six-year-old was on her front porch," said Chief Deputy Craig Brady. "So he is brazen enough to stop in front of someone's home and try to get a young child to come out to his vehicle. So he's pretty brazen."

What also alarms detectives was the Hispanic male in his 30s, with a light complexion and light hair along with a short goatee, was also wearing latex gloves.

"He was wearing some sort of doctor's gloves," said Alyssa.

"Whether they were latex or not, wearing gloves out there trying to approach these young girls, is an indication he may be trying to conceal evidence," said Chief Deputy Brady.

As investigators continued their search for the attempted abduction suspect, is just relieved she talked to her daughter about strangers before this incident.

"I always acted out and I'm always like, 'What would you do if someone gave you $20? How about $50? Or candy?' And she's like, 'No, mommy, I won't go.' So I'm always playing out scenarios for her," said Alyssa's mother.

Detectives say what is amazing about this case is that both little girls knew what to do when they were approached by the suspect and because of that they're both safe at home with their parents.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.


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