Police: Masked man tried to lure child into car on West Side

A man tried to lure a child into his car in the 800-block of North Lamon Avenue in Chicago.

A man wearing a plastic, black-colored mask attempted to lure a young girl into his car Wednesday morning on the West Side, police said.

At 7 a.m., the man approached a girl walking to school in the 800-block of North Lamon Avenue, near Chicago and Cicero avenues. The man attempted to block the girl's path with his vehicle as she crossed the street, police said. The man got out of his car and told the girl to get into his car. The girl ran away and was followed for about two blocks by the man in his vehicle. The man then turned down an alley.

The man was described to police as being African American with gray-colored hair, police said. The white, older large sports-utility vehicle, similar to a Chevrolet Suburban, with paint peeling off the upper part of the vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information should call Chicago police at (312) 744-8200. Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM
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