Police warn of child luring attempt in Portage Park

SHARE Police warn of child luring attempt in Portage Park
SHARE Police warn of child luring attempt in Portage Park

Chicago police are cautioning residents of the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side after a child luring attempt was reported Monday evening.

Two girls were walking in the 5200 block of West Agatite about 5:10 p.m. Monday when they saw a minivan park behind them, according to an alert from Area North detectives. The man driving then got out and chased the girls “for a short distance” on Agatite before the two were able to flee the area.

The man was described as white or Hispanic, between 30 and 35 years old, standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, police said. He has a thin build, short beard and was wearing an orange knit hat, green winter coat and blue jeans.

He was driving a clean, older green minivan that had tinted windows, police said.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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