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Georgetown PD seeks man in attempted attacks

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If you're out doing holiday shopping in Georgetown, the police there are asking you lookout for man suspected of approaching women in a threatening way.

James Lively loves his wife.

"I take care of me because I love her and so we're always very careful," said Lively.

That's because they know suspects, like the man Georgetown police are looking for, tend to target women.

"We try to keep a 21 foot radius and the reason for that is," said his wife, Lisa Lively.

"I taught situational awareness and I was a concealed handgun instructor for the state of Texas for about ten years," said James.

Police are searching for a man two women say confronted them in this parking lot off the I-35 east frontage road.

On Wednesday, police records state the suspect grabbed the victim, but she fought back, and he ran off into this wooded area behind the Burger King and Schlotzsky's restaurants.

On Thursday, another woman reported a similar experience to Georgetown police.

"That's a little concerning, especially being an 18-year-old, I mean, I'm not going to be able to defend myself against someone, an older man." said Taylor Wiseman, who is back in town from college.

"It could be a young girl, younger than me, which would be even worse," said Wiseman.

Police want you paying attention when you're walking to your car, not looking down, distracted by your phone. They also don't want you walking alone

Wiseman said, "I'm definitely going to be more aware...I'll make sure I know who's around me and make sure I know where I can go if I need help."

"Like I said, I saw you before you saw me...that's the main thing, keep your eyes open and your head up and don't look like a victim," said James Lively.

Police also want you to keep your eyes open.

After a three hour aerial search, they still haven't found the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 6 feet tall, weighing between 200 and 230 pounds.

He was seen wearing a camouflage jacket.

Police believe this suspect is homeless, staying along the bottom of the San Gabriel River.

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