Amber Alert issued in Houston after driver witnessed apparent kidnapping
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing girl who was allegedly taken from southeast Houston.
The Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for the Houston Police Department. The girl, who is between 8 to 10 years old, was last spotted at 7:55 a.m.
A tow truck driver told authorities he witnessed a black man grab a child, put her in a headlock and force her into his car in the 5600 block of Selinsky Road.
Police say the girl is black with a medium complexion. She has a thin build and long wavy hair. She was wearing a green shirt.
The suspect is described as a black man, mid-30s, weighing 215 pounds and standing at 5′ 11″.
The vehicle is a 2006-2013, black, Chevy Impala with tinted windows and a paper license plate that has a dark tint over the plate.
#AMBERALERT: At 7:55 a.m. today in the 5600 block of Selinsky, a witness saw a child forced into a vehicle in SE Houston. The suspect is a dark-complected black male, with short hair, an athletic build, and is about 215 pounds and 5’10” tall. (1/3)
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 3, 2019
Anyone with information about the child’s whereabouts is asked to call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.