Attempted kidnapping reported in Austin

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Police are warning residents of an attempted kidnapping reported in the Austin neighborhood last week.

About 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 18, a boy was walking in the 100 block of North Leclaire when an unknown man approached the boy, grabbed his wrist and said, “Your mom told me to pick you up,” police said in a community alert issued late Thursday.

The boy asked the man for a password, which the offender did not know, police said. The boy then ran home.

The man was described as black, between 18 and 25 years old. He was wearing a red baseball cap, black t-shirt, black pants and black and red gym shoes, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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