September 16, 2010 (AURORA, Ill.) --
Aurora police are asking for the public's assistance in an apparent attempted child abduction Tuesday afternoon.At around 4 p.m., three 11-year-old girls told police they were approached by a man driving a black SUV in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 400-block of North Farnsworth Avenue. They said the man opened the vehicle's door and told them to "come here." When they refused and began to walk away, the man apparently displayed a gun. At that point, the girls ran in to a nearby business and said the vehicle drive away southbound on Farnsworth.
The suspect is described as a thin- to medium-built black man, possibly in his 20s, with black, medium-length, braided hair; brown eyes; and dark skin. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and a gold watch. The SUV he was driving had silver trim along the bottom and dirt on the body near the tires.
Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to any arrests in the case.