Cops warn of child luring on North Side

Chicago police have issued a community alert after a man tried to lure a boy into a vehicle Sunday on the North Side.

The offender tried to lure the 13-year-old boy to a vehicle as the teen jogged in the 3000 block of North Leavitt around 1:24 p.m., according to the alert. Police said the offender, who was next to a four-door car, asked the boy to help him with the vehicle and motioned for the boy to come to him. The teen ran away.

Detectives described the suspect as a Hispanic man who’s about 40-years-old. He stands 5’9” to 5’10” tall, has dark hair, and speaks with an accent. Police said he was wearing a dark blue baseball hat, dark sweatpants, and black shoes.

His car is a sedan with a white top and black bottom. It has rust around the wheel wells, a white rear spoiler, and it may have a dent on its left backside.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8266 regarding case JD-263936.

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