Apparent child abduction attempt at Pratt Beach

July 18, 2011 3:26:58 PM PDT
Chicago police are searching for a suspect in connection with the attempted kidnapping of an 18-month old girl.

Investigators say the child was with her mother at Pratt Avenue Beach to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

The suspect grabbed the child and tried to walk away, but the mother was able to stop the offender. He is described as African-American, 5'10", 210 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue Cubs hat and has a noticeable gap between his upper front teeth.

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