alert after a man tried to lure an 11-year-old boy into his vehicle near 67th and Kilpatrick at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, October 30.
The boy told police he was walking down a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West Marquette Road (near Azuela Elementary School)
when a dirty, older-model gray van or SUV pulled alongside.
The driver stated that he was told by the victim's mother to pick the victim up from school. The driver repeated the statement several times. The victim refused to get in the vehicle and walked away. The driver then sped away.
The offender was described as a white man about 50-60 years of age, balding with blonde/brown hair.
Those with useful information to share about the incident are asked to call CPD Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380
and refer to case number JA-492179.
In the wake of the crime, police offered this advice:
• Be aware of this situation and alert your neighbors.
• Call 911 to report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity in your neighborhood.
• Do not let children walk or play alone. Identify safe havens along your child's route to school and home, such as businesses or trusted neighbors.
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
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