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Police release sketch of imposter who attempted to abduct boy, 14, playing Pokemon in Rowlett park

Rowlett Police sketch

ROWLETT – Rowlett Police have released the above sketch of the suspect involved in the attempted abduction of a 14-year-old boy who was playing Pokemon at Rowlett Community Park July 29.

The police imposter was described by the boy as a white male in his 30’s, 5’6” balding brown curly hair, rimless glasses, wearing orange t-shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots.

According to a Rowlett Police news release, the boy told investigating officers that he was approached by a police imposter at 11:30 am while he was walking in the park, located in the Waterview neighborhood at 8500 St. Andrews in Rowlett.

He said he saw a Rowlett Police car approach him and stop. Then a white male exited the car and told him that his mother was looking for him. The boy added the imposter was not wearing a police uniform but did have a fake looking badge clipped to his t-shirt.

The imposter asked the boy to get into the police car so he could drive him home. But the boy said he did not believe the man was a real police officer, pulled out his phone and told him he was going to call to see if he was a real police officer.

The man then got back into the car and left the park. He was last seen traveling eastbound on Waterview Pkwy. driving towards Elm Grove Rd.

Police said the boy advised that the police car was a black and white Dodge Charger with “Rowlett Police” on the sides in blue lettering. The vehicle had a clear light bar mounted on top and no front push bumper. No Rowlett Police vehicles currently in service have blue lettering.

Rowlett Police will be searching and reviewing any video surveillance that may have been captured of the fake Rowlett Police vehicle in the neighborhood.

If you have any information about the identity of the suspect, call 911, contact the Rowlett Police Department at (972) 412-6200 or the police department where the vehicle is seen.

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