Man attempted to lure boy into truck in Elmhurst, police say

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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A composite sketch of a man who allegedly tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his truck.
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ELMHURST (WLS) -- Elmhurst police are looking for a man who tried to lure a boy into his truck by claiming he needed help to find a lost dog.

The man drove up to the boy at about 5:10 p.m. Friday in the 500-block of Comstock in the western suburb and offered the 12-year-old boy a "treat" in exchange for his help.

The boy refused and ran to a friend's house.

He described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a hooded sweatshirt pulled close to his face. He was light-skinned with facial hair and a C-shaped scar over his left eye. He spoke with a deep voice, police said.

The boy was asked to look at vehicles on the Internet, and said the man appeared to be driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with rust on the tailgate logo, bottom of the tailgate, and bottom of the passenger side. It also had a large dent on the tailgate and on the passenger-side door.

Police have increased patrols in both marked and unmarked squad cars in residential areas of town, and are asking residents call 911 to report any suspicious activity.