GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) – Georgetown Police are searching for two suspects involved in an attempted kidnapping.
Authorities say the 12-year-old boy was walking on the 900 block on Austin Avenue on Friday night, when he was confronted by a Hispanic man driving a red SUV.
The driver got out of the car and told the child to get in. The young boy believes the man had a knife in his hand.
Instead of getting in the suspect’s car, the boy ran to a nearby business and told the employee what happened. The suspect then got back in his SUV, turned around and drove north on Austin Avenue. Authorities believe a woman was also in the car.
Residents say they’re shaken up by what happened.
“Well, I was busy doing something, when I heard ‘kidnapping in Georgetown.’ I’m just sick of it,” said Sharon Spurgin.
As a grandmother, she says this incident struck a nerve, “I just can’t imagine anyone that sick that would want to kidnap a child — an innocent child that is just out having a good time.”
Amber Roberts works in the area where it happened and could only help but think of her own son.
“To be honest with you, I would cry first, do a lot of crying,” said Roberts. “Then, I would do the same thing everyone else is doing: see if anybody saw anything.”
Police are still looking for the two suspects involved, which doesn’t sit well with residents.
“I just got to leave it in God’s hands and try my best to do everything I can. I am a single mom,” said Roberts.
People in the community say they’re grateful the young boy escaped but know the next child may not be so lucky.
The man is said to be around 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He also has very short, dark hair and was wearing a camouflage pullover and tan pants.
Georgetown police are looking for a red SUV with aftermarket rims. A Dallas Cowboys sticker may be on the rear bumper.
The license plate number may end in the letter “U.”
The woman in the passenger seat of the SUV is described as white with blonde hair, and she wore a pink shirt.
Anyone with information that could help in identifying these people is asked to contact Det. Bill Pascoe at 512-930-8407 or email email@example.com