There was an alleged child luring attempt made Friday (November 13, 2015) in Elmhurst.
According to Elmhurst Police, the incident happened at approximately 5:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Comstock Avenue. At that time, a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his pickup truck, saying that he needed help to find his lost dog. The man wanted the boy to get into his truck.
The boy refused the man’s request and ran to a friend’s house.
A description of the man, as seen in the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 16, 2015, titled “Police release sketch of man who tried to abduct boy in Elmhurst“:
The boy described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a hooded sweatshirt pulled close to his face. He was light-skinned with facial hair and a C-shaped scar over his left eye. He spoke with a deep voice, police said.
The suspect’s vehicle has been described as being – or looking like – a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Anyone with information concerning the suspect or the incident are asked to call Elmhurst Police at (630) 530-3050.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the November 16, 2015 abc7chicago.com article titled “Man attempted to lure boy into truck in Elmhurst, police say.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.