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Police: Man tried to lure girl into van in Jefferson Park

(CHICAGO) Police issued a community alert after a man tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into a van in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side Wednesday evening.

The girl was riding her bike about 5:40 p.m. in the 5200 block of North Northwest Highway when she noticed a man standing outside a parked white van, according to police.

The man looked at her, smiled and said “Come here” in “an authoritarian tone of voice,” police said. The girl told an off-duty officer who called 911.

The man was described as white, between 40 and 50 years old, police said. He has a medium brown complexion and stands either 5-foot-5 or 5-foot-6 and weighs 140 pounds.

He wore a green baseball cap, brown sweater and black pants, police said. The van was described as a dirty, white “work type” model.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call police at (312) 744-8200.

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Man tried to lure 8-year-old boy into minivan in Irving Park

(CHICAGO) A man tried to lure an 8-year-old boy into a minivan Monday evening in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The boy was standing on the sidewalk in front of his home about 7:10 p.m. in the 3600 block of North Whipple, waiting for his family to go to the park, when the man parked a minivan along the curb and asked if he wanted candy, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The boy said “no” repeatedly and ran across the street to a friend’s house, police said. The man drove away southbound on Whipple and the boy’s mother called 911.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 30 and 40 years old with curly blond hair on the top of his head and dark hair on the sides, police said. He was wearing a navy blue polo shirt with a collar. The vehicle was a white minivan with a blue strip along the doors.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.