Carol Stream police tie attempted kidnapping to another incident in Glendale Heights

Police on Thursday also released photos of a suspect.

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Police say this man, captured on surveillance video in a 2019 incident in Glendale Heights, is wanted for attempting to abduct a child Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Carol Stream. 

Police say this man, captured on surveillance video in a 2019 incident in Glendale Heights, is wanted for attempting to abduct a child Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Carol Stream.

Carol Stream Police Department

Carol Streampolice on Thursday released photos of a man wanted for attempted kidnapping in the west suburb.

Police also said the same man is wantedin a July 2019 incident in which he allegedly followeda 17-year-oldgirlto her home in Glendale Heights and asked to come inside. The girl refused and he left.

In the latest incident, the man came up behinda 13-year-oldgirllast Friday in the area of Flint Trail and Niagara Street and wrapped his arms around her, police said.

He tried to pick her up, buther three friendsnearby came to her defense and hit himrepeatedlyuntil he let her go.

“It was a unified front,”Carol Stream police spokesman Dino Heckermann said. “They went instinctively to the aid of their friend.”

The man left on a blue bicycle with a basket behind the seat, police said.The attackhappened in a residential area about a block from Roy De Shane Elementary School.

Police released surveillance video and photos from the 2019 incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carol StreetdetectivesCharters Roe at 630-327-0995 orJon Grey at 630-417-0559.

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