First, on Wednesday, January 4, Pflugerville Police learned of an incident involving an unknown, possible Hispanic, adult male who attempted to offer a ride to a 11-year-old female walking home from school in the 17000 block Tortoise Street. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 50– 60 years of age, average build, black and gray hair and short facial hair. He may have been wearing transition eyeglasses with a gray shirt. The victim also stated the suspect spoke with a Hispanic accent.
A similar incident occurred in Round Rock on Friday, Jan. 13, when Round Rock Police received a report from a woman who stated her juvenile daughter was the victim of a possible kidnapping attempt. The suspect reportedly approached the juvenile as she was walking home from school. The juvenile saw the suspect’s vehicle drive by, pass her and make a U-turn prior to him approaching. As she was walking near the 900 block of McNeil Road, the male approached her in a vehicle and grabbed her. Ultimately, the victim escaped from his grip and fled. This suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 30-40 years of age, medium build with a round stomach, medium complexion, short curly hair, with wrinkles and a goatee. He has tattoos on his right forearm. No vehicle description is available at this time.
Parents remind your children about STRANGER DANGER
Police encourage parents to talk with their children about what to do if a stranger approaches. Running away, going to a safe place and telling an adult, is the right thing to do. Children should walk with friends, or a group of friends when going to school or other destinations.
Remind your children that if a stranger offers a ride somewhere to say no and run away. If someone approaches you on foot, get away as quickly as you can. It’s ok to make noise and draw attention to yourself. If someone is following you in a car, turn around and go the opposite direction or take a path a car cannot go. Parents should play it safe and report suspicious incidents to local police.
Anyone with information should to call Pflugerville Police Tip Line at 512-670-5700 or email CIDtips@pflugervilletx.gov.