Police warn of attempted child abductions on Far South Side

SHARE Police warn of attempted child abductions on Far South Side

Police are warning Far South Side residents of three attempted child abductions in a span of three days.

During each attempt, a man engaged a child in conversation and then attempted to lure the child into his vehicle, according to Area South detectives.

The most recent incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 11300 block of South Washtenaw and involved a 15-year-old girl, police said.

On Sunday, someone attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old girl from the 3500 block of West 108th Street about 2:10 p.m., police said.

The first reported incident happened about 3 p.m. Saturday in the 11300 block of South Drake and involved a 10-year-old boy.

Police gave only vague descriptions of the suspects, one of whom was driving a white work van, while the other drove a maroon four-door vehicle.

In one of the incidents, the man in the maroon vehicle used a small dog to attempt to lure the victim, police said.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 747-8271 or email tips to area2tips@chicagopolice.org.

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