Would-be abductor tries to lure girl

February 17, 2009 1:16:16 PM PST
Police are concerned there's a would-be child predator on the loose in the Friendswood area, and parents are being warned to keep an eye on their kids.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The Friendswood Police Department is seeking to identify a man who allegedly attempted to lure a 12-year-old female into his vehicle in the 300 block of Gleneagles on February 16. The girl was walking home from school at approximately 3:25pm when a man driving a dark colored passenger car stopped his vehicle and began talking to the girl in front of her home. The man unsuccessfully attempted to lure the girl into his vehicle before leaving the Sunmeadow subdivision and driving away.

Police were also alerted to a similar suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of Oak Drive at around 4:30pm as the vehicle was observed circling the neighborhood several times. A man driving a medium to dark blue passenger car, described as possibly being a 90's model Nissan sedan or Pontiac Bonneville with dark tinted windows was circling the area as a school bus was dropping off children in the Polly Ranch subdivision. When an alert adult began to approach the vehicle for a better look, the driver drove away at a high rate of speed.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old with black curly or wavy thick hair and possibly wearing a hat.

Police were unable to locate the suspect or the vehicle. A Texas license plate obtained by the resident on Oak Drive has not been matched to a suspect vehicle at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300.

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