An 11-year-old girl who escaped an attempted kidnapping Monday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood told authorities she saw another girl tied up in the man’s van, police said.
The 11-year-old girl was walking home from school about 3:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
The man then tried to force the girl into the back of a white, full-sized van with painted windows, police said.
The girl was able to break free from the man and run away, but reported to authorities she saw a black girl, approximately 12 years old, inside the van with her hands and legs duct taped, screaming for help, police said.
The suspect is described as an older, black man, standing about 5-foot-11, with graying hair on his wrist, police said. He was wearing a black ski mask, a long black-sleeved shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.