Police have released descriptions of the three men wanted in connection with a brazen daylight abduction earlier this week of a woman and her four-year-old child near downtown San Marcos.
Police say the men rear-ended the woman’s vehicle about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on McKie Street. When she got out of her car to investigate, they forced her into the back seat of her vehicle, covered her head and took her to an unknown location where they sexually assaulted and strangled her. When the woman regained consciousness, she was back in her car on the side of the road with her child, who was not harmed.
According to a statement released Friday by San Marcos Police, one suspect is a Hispanic male in his 40s, approximately 6 feet tall with a thick build. His head was shaved and he had a small, square patch of beard on his chin. He has tattoos of crosses on both forearms. He was called “Dago” by the other suspects.
A second suspect is a Hispanic male between 18 and 25. He is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build and dark skin. He has closely cropped hair and a tattoo of an unknown word or name on his neck. He was called “Chico” by the other suspects, police said.
The third suspect is a Hispanic male in his 30s, between 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. His hair was closely shaved on the sides with longer hair on top that looked like a Mohawk-style cut that had grown out. This suspect may have an injury to his nose or bruised eyes, the statement said.
Police did not initially release descriptions of the suspects. San Marcos Police Cmdr. Penny Dunn said the victim was suffering from a head injury and a great deal of trauma, so it took some time for her to provide details about her attackers to police.
“Our department and several other agencies are working full time on this investigation,” said Police Chief Howard Williams. “We want to reassure the public that every effort is being made to identify and arrest these offenders. Our officers on patrol are keeping a close look out and we have sent out bulletins throughout Texas that we are searching for these suspects.”
Police asked anyone with information to call Criminal Investigations at 512-753-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS or 800-324-8477.
Police recommend the public to be cautious and call 911 immediately if you observe suspicious activity. If you are involved in a minor accident and believe it may be a prelude to a similar type of attack, call 911 to advise of your location and find a very visible, populated place to stop or drive to a police or fire station.