Sketch released of suspect in attempted abduction near school

Police say the man was persistent in his attempt to convince three girls to get into his car as they walked home from school
February 26, 2014 3:34:42 PM PST
Houston police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in an attempted abduction of three juveniles in southwest Houston, and they think this may not be the suspect's first kidnapping attempt.

Police say the man is bold, persistent and dangerous.

On Wednesday, February 12, three girls were walking home around 3:30pm from Foerster Elementary School in the 14200 block of Fonmeadow. Police say as they approached the intersection of West Airport and Bob White, a man approached them in his vehicle and repeatedly tried to get them to get into his car by offering them a ride.

As the girls crossed West Airport, the suspect continued to follow them, then pulled ahead and stopped along the curb near the sidewalk the girls were walking on. The suspect again told the girls to get into his vehicle. The girls immediately ran to their apartment complex.

"I think his plans are to take the girls, sexually assault them or abuse them in some kind of manner," said Jr. Johnston with the HPD Major Assaults Unit.

Investigators are certain yet, but they think the same suspect may have been involved in a similar incident a few days earlier in that area involving a different group of girls.

"The kids are out here all the time, everyday," neighbor Tameca Williams said.

The suspect is described only as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, bald, with a skinny build and a mustache. He was last seen driving a 2003 to 2007 four-door, light blue or silver sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra, with faded paint on the roof.

"He needs to be caught. He needs to be in jail. He needs to be under the jail," parent Katrina Fletcher said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division's Major Assaults Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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