Attempted Abduction Press Release PR 17-03

Carissa Katekaru

Media Relations Coordinator/Public Information Officer

Phone: (817) 427-7076


            NEWS RELEASE                For Immediate Release            PR 17-03

The North Richland Hills Police are currently investigating a report of an attempted abduction that occurred in the area of Little Ranch Rd and Hightower Dr. The incident occurred February 9, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM.

Police were able to determine that the victim (Male 13 yoa) was riding his bicycle to school, when he was approached by a Grey Nissan Titan.  The police were told that the driver of the truck pulled near the child and asked him if he needed a ride. The child answered “no” and the driver proceeded to get out of the vehicle. The child pulled his cell phone from his backpack and attempted to take pictures of the subject. The subject quickly returned to his vehicle and left west on Hightower Dr towards Rufe Snow.

The male driver is described as: White male, red hair and red goatee, approximately 30-40 years of age, around 6’0” tall with a stocky build and 3 visible round marks on his left cheek. Subject was reported as wearing a black sweatshirt with grey hood and sleeves, with a deer logo on the front.

The vehicle is described as: Grey Nissan Titan, 4-door, with black rims, step bar and a roll bar with six round lights.

The police are currently investigating the incident and are asking the community for their assistance in identifying all persons and possible witnesses to this incident. Please contact the North Richland Hills Police Department with any information on this incident by calling 817-427-7000.




*Last updated 02/09/2017 2:24 PM*

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Buy/Sell/Trade Tips

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we wanted to touch base on some safety tips to keep you and yours safe in the event you conduct any e-commerce shopping. (This includes: Buy/Sell/Trade sites through social media, Craigslist, and the like) We have put together a list of tips/tricks to help these transactions go smoothly.

Online Buying/Selling Tips:


  1. Deal with local buyers and sellers.
  2. Don’t give out personal of financial information.
  3. Be leery of money orders, cashier checks, etc. – these are very easy to forge.
  4. Meet during daylight hours and bring a buddy if possible.
  5. Meet at a designated “Exchange Zone” or at your local Police Department.
  6. Keep your cell phone with you.
  7. Don’t hand over the item until you have cash in hand. Check large bills with a counterfeit detector pen.
  8. If the item being sold has a significant value – meet inside a bank where you can deposit money before leaving – you’re less likely to be robbed.
  9. If something feels strange, stop the transaction – go with your gut!




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