Grand Prairie police are seeking the public's help in locating two Hispanic males involved in the attempted abduction of a female teenager.
At 3:30 p.m. Monday, a four-door Honda sedan with a faded red hood and khaki interior pulled up next to the girl, who was walking home from her bus stop near the 2500 block of Nottingham Place.
The driver told the passenger of the sedan to grab the girl, according to police.
When the passenger tried to grab her, the 15-year-old teen fought him off and cut his left cheek with her class ring. The teen was able to break free and ran for help, while the suspects fled in the car eastbound on Nottingham.
The driver is described as a Hispanic male, about 30 years old, wearing a faded red shirt and blue jeans. The passenger is described as a Hispanic male, also around 30, with an unshaven/short beard, wearing a blue and black flannel shirt. The victim saw a tattoo of a black widow spider with a red hour-glass design on the passenger’s right wrist.
The female teenager is a student at an Arlington ISD school, but lives in Grand Prairie. Both Grand Prairie Police and Arlington ISD security stepped up patrols in the area.
Neighbors are on alert.
Robin Lee is mother to two teenagers, including a daughter with a disability. She lives a few doors down from the bus stop.
"We have kids that run around in this neighborhood, little kids that run around on their bike and we want our neighborhood to be safe again. It’s usually a very quiet neighborhood. It’s very scary," said Lee.
Lee said the victim's mother went door to door after the incident to alert neighbors and ask if they had seen anything. Lee immediately posted about the incident on the NextDoor app.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Tipsters can remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 972-988-TIPS (8477).
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