Attempted child abduction reported on SW Side

April 10, 2008 3:05:38 PM PDT
Chicago police are warning residents in the Brighton Park community on the Southwest Side to be alert after an attempted child abduction.It happened Tuesday afternoon in the 2900-block of West 47th Street. Police say a man tried to lure teo young children into a van.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, between 20 and 30 years old with a thin build, light complexion and with a scar on his left cheek. He had black, spiked hair.

Investigators are looking for a late-model, light blue van with a large tinted window on the driver's side and a Nike decal on the tinted rear window.

Anyone with information should call Chicago police.