Man tried to pull teen girl into van in Ashburn, police say

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Friday, June 10, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are searching for a man who tried to pull a 16-year-old girl into a van Wednesday afternoon in the Ashburn neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side.

Police said the girl was walking about 3:15 p.m. in the 7900-block of South Lawndale when someone started following her. She was later approached by a black male, who then tried to pull her into a cream-colored GMC Savana, police said. She was able to escape and the suspect ran away.

He was described as a black male, standing between 5-feet-11 and 6-feet, with brown eyes, dark brown short hair that is balding on top, facial hair with a dark complexion and a scar on his right temple, police said. The suspect was wearing a green short sleeve polo, light blue jeans, dirty white gym shoes and red stone earring.

Anyone with information on the attempted kidnapping is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.