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North Richland Hills police seek man who may have tried to lure girl into truck

North Richland Hills police have asked for help to find a man who attempted to get a girl into a truck on Friday afternoon on Scott Drive.
North Richland Hills police have asked for help to find a man who attempted to get a girl into a truck on Friday afternoon on Scott Drive.

Police have asked for the public’s help to find a man who tried to get a girl into his truck as she and two other children were going home from school Friday afternoon.

Investigators are not calling the incident an attempted abduction because of a lack of information, but police want to speak with the man.

“It is a type of call that does cause concern, and we would like additional information from anyone that may have knowledge,” Investigator Keith Bauman said in a news release.

The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Scott Drive.

A boy, 7, and two girls, ages 7 and 15, were walking home from school when they decided to have a foot race, police said.

After the boy ran ahead, a truck drove up alongside the girls, police said.

A man in the truck reportedly said, “Get in girl,” but the girls ran straight home and locked the door. They told police that they saw the truck go north on Scott Drive.

Police canvassed the area but didn’t find the truck.

The girls described the motorist as a white man in his mid-20s with dirty blond hair, wearing black sunglasses and a camouflaged shirt. He was driving a yellow truck with normal wheels.

Police also alerted Birdville school officials.

Anyone with information should call North Richland Hills police at 817-427-7000.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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