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Pair wanted for trying to lure girls to van in South Shore

SHARE Pair wanted for trying to lure girls to van in South Shore
SHARE Pair wanted for trying to lure girls to van in South Shore

Police are warning residents about two people who tried to lure girls to a vehicle Thursday morning in the South Shore neighborhood.

The two girls were walking about 8:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive when the minivan started to follow them, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The driver, described as a white man in his 50s, repeatedly offered the girls a ride before driving off, police said. He came back a short time later with another person in the passenger seat and asked the girls again if they wanted a ride.

The driver wore a black shirt and had a thick brown beard with “little or no hair on his head,” police said. His passenger was described as a black male “dressed as a woman” wearing a black leather coat and a black wig.

They were in a brown minivan with tinted rear windows, according to police. The rear passenger side is damaged.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8271.

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