Girls say they were approached by man while walking to school in Aurora

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are warning suburban Aurora residents of a possible attempted child abduction.

Two sixth-grade girls told police they were walking to Jefferson Middle School near Lynda Court and Best Place around 8 a.m. Thursday when they were approached by a man who told them to get into his car, police said.

The girls said they ran to a Wal-Mart store in the 2100-block of West Galena Boulevard, and the suspect allegedly followed them until they entered the building, police said.

The suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s, had longer hair and was wearing a black baseball cap at the time of the alleged incident. The girls told police he spoke clear English with a Spanish accent. Police say he was driving a silver sedan similar to a Dodge Avenger with a small spoiler on the back and possibly a partial license plate of E-73.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Aurora police at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.