Police: Man tried to lure girl into van in Norwood Park

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Monday, February 20, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police sent out a safety alert for a man who tried to get a young girl into his minivan on the Northwest Side.

The incident happened at about 4 p.m. last Thursday in the 6700-block of West Hurlbut Street in the Norwood Park neighborhood.

The man drove up to a girl walking home from school and tried to convince her to get in, police said. She ran away and notified her mother, who called 911.

The suspect is a man, either 17 or 18 years old. He has curly black hair with shaved sides and an earring in his left ear, police said.

The minivan was gray with a red football helmet sticker in the back window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8200.