DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An investigation is underway into an incident where a suspect forced a female victim into his SUV at gunpoint in a Denton neighborhood Saturday morning, police said.
Police said they responded to the 2000 block of Del Mar Court just before 11:45 a.m. The victim told officers an SUV approached her while she was walking her dog and that the driver pulled out a gun and told her to get into the vehicle.READ MORE: Big 12 Commissioner Accuses UT And OU Of Deceiving, Undermining Rest Of Conference At Texas Senate Hearing
According to police, the victim said she got in but was able to escape after a short distance without injury. The suspect drove away before officers arrived.
An accurate description of the suspect was not available, but police released a picture of the vehicle the suspect was driving. It’s described as a silver or light blue, older SUV with a dark interior.
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Police also said a “strikingly similar incident” was reported by a victim to the Corinth Police Department about 15 minutes before the Denton incident. The two incidents have not been confirmed to be linked, but authorities are looking into the possibility.