Sketch released of man sought in attempted abduction of Cypress teen


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities released a sketch of a man who attempted to abduct a teen who was walking in her Cypress neighborhood on Oct. 15 around 4 p.m.

That Sunday, a 16-year-old girl was walking through Coles Crossing near the intersection of Closewood Terrace Boulevard and Ashland Landing Drive when a black Ford F-150 pulled up and stopped in front of her, authorities said.

The driver of the truck got out of his vehicle and asked the teen for directions, according to investigators. During the conversation, the man lifted his shirt and exposed a large knife, which was in a sheath. The man threatened the teen and forced her to get in his vehicle, investigators said.

The teen complied.

When the truck later came to a stop, the teen fled from the vehicle and flagged down a citizen to call 911, according to authorities.

The man is described by investigators as a heavy set, middle-aged white man, with short brown hair, a clean shaven face and a deep voice.

His vehicle was captured on surveillance video cameras.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the men in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.

Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via the mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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