Man tried lure girls into an SUV in Rogers Park, Chicago police warn

CHICAGO — Police are warning about a man who tried to lure two girls into an SUV in Rogers Park on Monday morning.

The girls were walking in the 7300 block of North Ashland when the man pulled up in a newer model white Jeep Cherokee around 9:05 a.m. He pulled to the curb, stopped, and leaned over to speak with them through the passenger window, according to an alert from Chicago police.

He asked them if they wanted a ride, but the girls declined and continued walking.

The driver approached them again in the 7000 block of North Ashland, according to police.

“Are you sure you do not want a ride?” he asked.

Fearful of the man, the girls fled into a nearby school, according to the CPD alert. Eugene Field Elementary School is located on the 7000 block of North Ashland.

Police said the man is White, 50 to 60 years old, and clean-shaven. He’s heavy-set with a “distinct double chin” and has a crew cut. He wore a gray collared shirt and a black coat during the incident, police said.

Anyone with information that could help police solve the case can contact detectives at 312-744-8261 regarding case #JG-244548.