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Haltom City police seek phone records of man who followed girl

HALTOM CITY -- Investigators worked to get cell phone records on Tuesday of a stranger who befriended a 12-year-old girl and then followed her into her family’s Haltom City apartment, police said.

The unknown man left the girl a name and two telephone numbers before he left the apartment Friday afternoon, but investigators have not been able to track the man down. The girl was not injured.

The man had left the numbers, telling the girl that her father could call him if he needed someone to do some work, police said.

One number was disconnected and no one answered the other telephone number, police said Tuesday.

The girl was at the Haltom City police station Monday evening, helping authorities come up with a composite drawing of the man, but investigators had not released any as of Tuesday.

The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in the 5300 block of Fossil Creek Boulevard.

The North Oaks Middle School student was walking home with a group of friends when she returned to the school because she had left her purse, police said. She left her backpack near Glenview Christian School, but she was going to pick it up on her walk back home, police said.

Upon walking back to Glenview Christian School, she saw a man going through her backpack, police said. He handed her the backpack and began walking home with the girl, police said.

Once they got to her family’s apartment, the man walked into the apartment, police said. He left when she told him that she had to call her father, police said.

Anyone with information should call Haltom City police at 817-222-7000.

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