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Posted on: October 13, 2020

GPD is searching for an attempting kidnapping suspect

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The Galveston Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect and the suspect vehicle shown in the images.

If you have seen the suspect or have any information related to this case, please contact Det. Sollenberger at 409-765-3770

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At approximately 9:10 PM on September 20, 2020, a 60-year-old white female was approached by a Hispanic male near the intersection of 20th street and Strand, Galveston TX. The male exited the vehicle and approached the female who ran into her apartment. The male subject circled the block for several minutes searching for the female. The female subject was able to take this photo of the suspect’s vehicle prior to him leaving the area.

At approximately 9:40 PM on the same night, a 45-year-old white female was approached by the same suspect and vehicle at the intersection of 22nd Street and Market. The male subject asked for directions and then exited the vehicle, grabbed the female, and attempted to push her into the backseat of his vehicle. She escaped from him and ran but he caught her and tackled her to the ground. She screamed repeatedly and fought with the subject and several people were alerted to the attack.

On September 25, 2020, a similarly described suspect and vehicle approached two white women walking with a male subject (all in their 20’s) leaving an establishment near 82nd and Stewart. The suspect confronted the two women and made the statement to the male subject that he “just wanted the girls” when he was told to leave the women alone. A short confrontation occurred and the suspect fled in his vehicle.

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