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Lewisville Police Warn of Attempted Child Abduction

Lewisville police are urging the community to be on the lookout after a possible child abduction attempt Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a teenage girl reported a stranger approaching and offering her a ride at about 4 p.m. in the 500 block of West Corporate Drive; just across the street from Durham Middle School and Southridge Elementary School.

After she refused, the girl said the suspect got out of his vehicle and tried to grab her hand. She escaped and ran home unhurt.

Police said the suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s with a thin build and a mustache. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and black boots with the words "Heavy Duty" printed on the insoles.

His vehicle was described as a dark-colored four door car.

On Wednesday the Lewisville Independent School District sent notices to parents at both schools as well as Creekside and LHS-Harmon. Parents at Southridge said they also received calls from the principal at the school warning them of the situation.

Lewisville Police Capt. Dan Rochelle urges everyone to be on the lookout for the suspect and to take time to review safety procedures with their own kids.

“Always take this opportunity when something like this happens to sit down and talk to your children and tell them they need to be aware of their surroundings and run, like this girl did. Run and get away from him,” said Rochelle.

Police ask anyone with information that could help investigators to call 972-219-3620 or the TIPS line at 972-219-TIPS (8477).

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