Police are looking for a suspect in an aggravated kidnapping Saturday morning in a south Denton neighborhood.
A woman told police she was walking her dog near the 2000 block of Del Mar Court when a driver in an SUV displayed a gun and told her to get in. She complied and got in the vehicle, but was able to escape without injury after a short distance, according to a news release from the Denton Police Department.
Denton police said a female victim reported a “strikingly similar incident” to the Corinth Police Department 15 minutes earlier. Police are investigating a possible link between the two incidents.
Officers were dispatched to the Denton incident at 11:44 a.m. Saturday on Del Mar Court, which is in a residential area off Wheeler Ridge Drive west of Teasley Lane.
Denton police said the victim described the suspect as a Black man, possibly in his 20s, with short hair and a dark-colored mask, driving a silver or light blue older-model SUV with a dark interior.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and the vehicle. If you see a vehicle matching the description, dial 911. Denton police said if you recognize the vehicle and believe you know the suspect, call 940-349-7812.
Corinth police stated that at about 11:30 a.m. near Oakmont Drive and Park Palisades Drive, a female jogger noticed vehicle stop in the middle of the road in front of her. The driver pointed a handgun at her and told her to get inside, then continued to yell at her while waving the handgun, police said. She ran, finding a nearby resident for assistance.
The Corinth Police Department’s post on social media described that suspect as a thinner Black man wearing a medical-style mask, sunglasses and light-colored hoodie. He was reported to be driving a light gray four-door vehicle, possibly a Mercury.