Abduction attempt thwarted by girls' relative

April 1, 2010 8:11:01 PM PDT
Police are warning people in the South Chicago neighborhood about the attempted abduction of two young girls.

Investigators say the 6 and 10 year olds were standing in front of a home in the 8500-block of South Buffalo Avenue Wednesday night.

Two men in a black cargo van drove up and the passenger tried to pull the girls into the vehicle, but a relative of theirs scared the men off.

The man who grabbed the girls was wearing a clear plastic face mask.