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Police: Man tried luring children in Lincoln Park

Chicago Police are searching for a man who tried to lure children into his vehicle by offering them candy Saturday night in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood.

About 7:40 p.m., three children — two boys and a girl, ages 7-9 — were walking and riding their bikes in the 2600 block of North Hartland Court when a man in a van pulled up and asked if them if they wanted some candy, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

The man told them if they wanted candy to get in the vehicle, but the children ran away to tell their parents, police said. The man sped off eastbound on Schubert, then northbound on Paulina.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with a scruffy beard, mustache, and multiple teeth missing, police said. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a black shirt and sunglasses.

His vehicle is described as a black van with rust spots, a dent on the passenger side’s rear corner fender, and no side windows in the back, police said. There was a dog inside the vehicle, possibly a golden retriever.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8200 or submit anonymous tips at