FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – For the second time in the last two weeks, there has been an attempted abduction as a child walked home from school. Police in Fort Worth stated that that latest possible abduction attempt happened near Woodland Springs Elementary School, a part of the Keller Independent School District.
Authorities said that it took place at around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of Woodland Springs Drive and Netleaf Lane.
The male suspect reportedly told the child that their mother was in the hospital. The child ran away from the scene and alerted the authorities.
Law enforcement officials now have a pretty good description of the suspect. He is a white male, possibly in his 30s, with short brown hair and a medium build. Also, he had a tattoo wrapping around his right bicep that appeared to have small crosses inside of circles. He was parked along a curb in a red Ford pickup truck.
Police said that this physical description essentially matches that of another attempted abduction which took place last week near Hollow Valley Drive and Timberland Boulevard, close to Caprock Elementary School. However, the vehicle in that incident was different — a dark blue or black Nissan Titan. Click here to read more about that incident.
“These incidents have happened too close to our borders to be ignored, so our officers have increased patrols around Keller’s schools to ensure the safety of our children,” said Keller Police Chief Mark Hafner in a city alert. “We urge our residents to be vigilant in the coming weeks and to call 911 immediately if they observe anything suspicious in their neighborhoods.”
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