Will it get better?  That seems to be a question everyone is asking about the crime in Amarillo.

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It seems as the year moves to a close more crime is happening in our beautiful city. The holidays are supposed to bring peace and joy but it seems that's not the case this year.

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On Saturday, December 3rd the Amarillo Police Department received a call at 6:45 pm.  They were called to a home in the 4100 Block of Cimmaron Avenue.  A person tried to kidnap a child.  The child was approached by an unknown person.  The unknown male grabbed the child and tried to leave the residence.  Luckily the child was able to escape the suspect and was able to get to safety.

The suspect was described as male about 5'10, tall, and about 180 pounds, race unknown.  The victim said that the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a mask.

APD is still investigating the attempted abduction.   APD Officers have interviewed and spoken to many people.  They also canvased the area of the attempted abduction for evidence and video.  If you have any information about this attempted kidnapping, please contact the Amarillo Police Department Special Victim's Unit.  You can also submit an anonymous tip by calling Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400 or submitting it online at amapolice.org.  You can also use the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P3 app.

This is the second kidnapping Amarillo has seen in the last two months.  The last one took place in November.

Parents it is important to teach your children about stranger danger and keep teaching them even as they get older.  Teach them how to escape the grasp of a potential kidnapper.  Also, keep an eye on your children at all times because you never know what can happen in a blink of an eye.

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