Cops: Man tried to abduct girl twice

March 12, 2010 11:18:37 AM PST
Chicago police are warning residents on the Southwest Side to be alert after a man allegedly tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl two days in a row. A sketch of the suspect is being circulated. The incidents happened near the 3000-block of West 39th Place in the Brighton Park community.

Investigators say on February 25, the man got out of a dark brown pickup truck and tried to grab the girl, but she was able to run away. A day earlier, police say, the same man approached and told the girl he knew her mother.

Both incidents occurred at 2:15 p.m. after the victim was dismissed from school.

The man is described as a 32-year-old Hispanic, 5'8", 170 lbs., with short black hair and a beard. The brown pickup also featured a yellow pine tree air freshener and baby shoe on the rear-view mirror and a multi-colored "S-O-X" sticker on the driver's side rear pillar.

Anyone with information on the suspect should call Chicago police.