Man tries to abduct boy from vehicle in Naperville

NAPERVILLE (WLS) -- Police are warning parents after a woman claims a man tried to pull her son out of the back seat of her vehicle.

Rotary Park in the suburban Naperville is busy with parents and children enjoying the last few days before back to school, but many are aware of the attempted kidnapping that happened here last week.

A man, believed to be in his 20s, tried to open the back door of a car in a parking lot where a child was in a car seat Friday.

"It's really scary," said longtime Naperville resident Carole Hennessy.

Hennessy said she heard about the incident on social media.

"There's a friend who posted the sketch on social media and share that with people," said Hennessy.

Police said a lot of people have been sharing the post and it is keeping investigators busy around the clock.

"It's been shared thousands of times and the community helps us," said Commander Mike Son from Naperville Police.

"It's very concerning, especially with little ones" said Alex Evans.

Police said this is a very unusual crime for Naperville, which is traditionally considered a safe, low-crime community.

However, this case isn't the only one keeping local law enforcement busy. Earlier that Friday a man robbed the TCF Branch Bank a couple miles away.

"A weapon was implied but no weapon was displayed," said Cdr. Son.

No one was injured in the attempted kidnapping, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Naperville police at 630-420-6666.
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