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LPD Investigating Attempted Kidnapping

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit continue to investigate an attempted kidnapping reported Tuesday night in south Lubbock.

Around 8:30 p.m. on September 11th, LPD officers responded to the 7200 block of Avenue W after a Hispanic male reportedly tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl. Officers were advised the teenager was walking in the area while talking on her phone when a male grabbed her from behind, wrapping one arm around her body and using the other hand to cover her mouth.

Neighbors heard the teen scream and came outside. The suspect then let the teen go, got into a pickup truck and fled the area. The neighbors walked the teen back to her home and police were notified.

Responding officers began interviewing witnesses and gathering information about the incident. The possible suspect description was broadcast to patrol officers, but the suspect was not located.

With the assistance of a Texas Department of Public Safety forensic artist, a composite sketch of the suspect was produced. The composite is an approximate likeness of the suspect.

Through further investigation and information provided by witnesses, the suspect appears to be between 17 and 20 years of age, and is possibly between 5’7” and 5’10”. The vehicle he was seen getting into was a dark colored GMC, possibly a Sierra pickup truck.

Detectives with the LPD Crimes Against Children Unit continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. We are asking anyone with relevant information or possible security camera footage to give us a call on Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.


Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media

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