South Chicago community on alert after abduction attempt

August 1, 2011 3:10:03 PM PDT
Chicago police are warning residents in the South Chicago neighborhood to be alert after a man tried to lure a teenage boy into his vehicle.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, in the 8900-block of South Chicago Avenue.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. Investigators say he pulled his SUV up to a 13-year-old boy and offered him money in exchange for a sexual act.

The boy was able to run away through a nearby park and told an adult what happened.

The suspect is bald and is described as being in his early 30s. He was driving a newer-model, burgundy-colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Police remind residents that children should not be allowed to walk alone.

Anyone with information should call Chicago police.

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