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Pflugerville Police Investigating Attempted Child Abduction
Police are looking for a man they believe could be involved in a series of attempts to kidnap children. The latest attempt happened Wednesday morning in the Falcon Pointe neighborhood in Pflugerville.
According to Pflugerville police, they responded to an attempted kidnapping call at around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday om the hike and bike trail in the 2500 block of Quiet Water Pass, just east of SH 130 and south of Kelly Lane.
The two girls, ages 9 and 10, told police that as they were walking to Murchison Elementary they were approached from behind by a man who put his hand on one of the girl's shoulders. When the girl screamed he put his hand over her mouth. The other girl ran away and the girl held by the man was able to break free and run to safety.
The suspect is described as a white man with a goatee, about 5'8", wearing a light grey hoodie, with possible blue eyes.
The suspect may have left the scene in a red colored truck.
Officials at Murchison Elementary sent emails to parents regarding the attempted kidnapping later the same morning.
Police say there have been similar instances in the area. On Dec. 18 the Travis County Sheriff's Department received a report of a man fitting the same description who approached kids on a hike and bike trail. On Feb. 1 a male in a red truck, crew cab or extended cab approached two girls and cursed at them in Pflugerville as well.
Sketch from the Pflugerville Police Department