Children targeted by strangers after school

HOUSTON The first incident happened around 5pm on Thursday, August 28 in the Oak Meadows subdivision in Willis. A seven-year-old boy got off the school bus in the 3700 block of Hickory Lane when two people approached him. The suspects asked the boy who he was with and wanted him to get in the vehicle so they could give him a ride.

The boy's mother was a short distance away, watching him return home from the bus stop. She quickly realized something wasn't right. She started running towards her son and yelling for him. Authorities say the two suspects then quickly got back in their vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed.

The suspects are described an Hispanic man and woman, both of average builds, in their 30s. They were driving a faded red 1990's model Toyota 4-Runner.

The second incident occurred at 3:45pm on Friday, August 29 in the Walden subdivision. A 13-year-old girl riding her bicycle was closely followed by three Hispanic men in a work van. The victim told authorities she felt threatened by their presence because the suspects kept turning around and following her, but never saying anything to her.

Those suspects were located by authorities, interviewed, photographed and then released. They were given numerous citations for vehicle infractions. The vehicle was a 1996 white Dodge van with ladders on top.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating both of these incidents, but officials do not believe they are related.

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