Story Written By 89 WLS Web Writer Christine Fiedler
(HIGHWOOD) Highwood Police and Highland Park Police are investigating four incidents where students say adults tried to lure them into their car. The incidents have all happened within the past two weeks.
The first two incidents happened on April 22 and April 24 outside of Oak Terrace school. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-30s, black hair, goatee, and a star tattoo on his forearm.
On May 7th, a different man described as middle-aged, grey hair, and sunglasses, approached a Northwood Junior High Student near the Highwood Ballpark and asked if she wanted a ride. He was driving a newer dark green SUV with a lift kit.
On Wednesday morning, another Oak Terrace Student said a woman in a silver minivan asked if she wanted a ride. The girl said no, but the minivan followed her to school.
Police are increasing patrols around schools in Highwood and Highland Park and are taking all reports seriously.
Area schools are reminding students to be aware of their surroundings and reviewing safety procedures with students.
Anyone with information about the suspects or incidents should contact Highwood Police at 847-604-8992 or the Highland Park Police at 847-432-7730.
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