A man tried to lure a young boy into a car Thursday afternoon outside the boy’s west suburban home.
The fifth-grade student was at his home in the 1100 block of Pearl Street in Aurora about 3:15 p.m. when a white, older-model car with a taxi sign on top pulled into the driveway, according to Aurora police.
The driver got out and tried to lure the boy into the car by speaking Spanish and saying he had been sent by the boy’s mother to pick him up, police said. The boy refused, showed the man his cellphone and said he was going to call police.
The man then got back in the car and drove away, police said.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 180-pound Hispanic man 44-46 with medium complexion, curly black hair that reaches his shoulders, and no facial hair.
The vehicle was an older white car similar to a Chrysler PT Cruiser with a taxi sign on top, police said. It was last seen turning eastbound onto Parker Avenue from Pearl.
Anyone with information should call Aurora police at (630) 256-5500 or submit an anonymous tip to Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.