AMBER Alert UPDATE: Video shows girl screaming, trying to escape after suspect puts her in headlock, forces her into car [Police]
Police are asking for the public’s help after a witness said he saw a man abduct a child in broad daylight.
Texas Center for the Missing issued an AMBER Alert on Thursday after a witness told police a man snatched a young girl from the 5600 block of Selinsky Road in Houston. The witness, who said he was a tow truck driver, reportedly saw the man put the child in a headlock before forcing her into a car, Click2Houston reports.
The suspect is described as a black in his 30s who stands around 5-feet-11-inches tall and appeared to weigh around 215 pounds. He has an athletic build and a dark complexion.
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The victim is described as a “possible” black female who appeared to be around 8 to 10 years old. She has long wavy hair and a medium complexion. She was wearing a green shirt.
The suspect drove away in a black Chevrolet Impala.
#AMBERALERT: Below is a photo of the suspect's vehicle. The vehicle is said to be a 2006-2013 black Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows, paper plates & a dark tint over the plates. Any information contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600. #hounews pic.twitter.com/OQTgIUz5aE
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 3, 2019
“The vehicle is said to be a 2006-2013 black Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows, paper plates & a dark tint over the plates,” Houston police said in a tweet.
According to KHOU, there are two schools in the area where the incident happened. So far, no children matching the victim’s description have been reported missing.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600.
The story is developing. Check back for further updates.
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