Man tried to abduct boy in Des Plaines

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The Cook County sheriff’s office released a sketch Monday of a man who attempted to abduct a 10-year-old boy in unincorporated Des Plaines. | Cook County sheriff’s office

Police are searching for a man who tried to abduct a 10-year-old boy Monday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

About 9 a.m., a man holding what appeared to be a knife called out “come here” to the boy who was walking in the 10000 block of Holly Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

The boy had missed the school bus and was walking home at the time, police said. The boy ran home after the encounter and the man was last seen walking away.

The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern or black man, thought to be in his 40s, standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot, weighing between 190 and 210 pounds, with dark brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion, police said. He has a birthmark or blemish above his eyebrow and was wearing a plaid Kangol type hat and a tan trench coat.

Anyone with information about the attempted child abduction is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (708) 865-4896 or (847) 635-1188.

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