There was a child luring incident Saturday afternoon (April 30, 2016) in Evanston.
According to Evanston Police, the incident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m., as a 12-year-old girl was walking in the 200 block of Main Street. At that time, a man driving a white SUV pulled up to the girl and asked for directions to a coffee shop. The man then asked the girl to show him where the shop was located; he stepped out of the vehicle and opened the passenger door of the SUV and asked the girl to get inside. The girl refused and backed away from the man. The man then left the area in his SUV.
An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of May 1, 2016, titled “Man tried to lure girl in Evanston“:
The suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is shot in statute and has a goatee. His car was a newer white sports utility vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Traverse. The man identified himself as Jose to the girl.
Those with information concerning the alleged incident or the man are asked to contact Evanston Police at 847-866-5000.
Additional details regarding this alleged child luring incident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the May 1 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch article titled “Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Man Accused of Trying to Lure Girl Into SUV.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.