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Three men seeking girl pull guns on city resident
UPDATE: A previous version of this story indicated the neighbor called police at the time of the incident. Police, however, say they learned of the incident only yesterday when the victim called.
By KEITH EPPS
Fredericksburg police are looking for three young men who displayed handguns when the older brother of a teenage girl they were looking for declined to give them information about her whereabouts.
Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident took place Tuesday about 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Riverside Manor Boulevard. An 18-year-old resident answered a knock on the door and was greeted by three men who asked him where his younger sister was.
The brother didn’t know the men, Bledsoe said, and decided not to tell them anything. The three men then pulled handguns out of their waistbands, but didn’t actually point them at the brother.
The brother was still refusing to tell the visitors anything when a neighbor noticed what was going on and told them he’d called police. The neighbor then told the men that the police were on the way, and they hurriedly left the area.
Bledsoe said the neighbor didn’t really call police and police didn’t learn about the incident until Thursday, when the victim called. Bledsoe said police don’t know why the men were looking for the teenage girl.
The men were described only as black males who appeared to be about 20 years old. Two of them had dreadlocks.
Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 373-3122.