Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wanted for Child Luring (24th District – Rogers Park)

Community Alert: Wanted for Child Luring (24th District – Rogers Park)

Detective Division - Area North Alert 630-12-06 April 19th, 2012

Community Alert Wanted for Child Luring 24th District – Rogers Park

About This Crime: Four victims, ages 4 through 12, were walking to school between 8:30-8:40 A.M., March 26, 2012, in the 2100 block of West Jarvis. A white older model van with tinted windows approached them at 7232 N. Ridge, which contained two male Hispanics. The driver was about 30-40 years old, with a medium complexion, heavyset, with black hair styled in a Mohawk fashion (short on the sides, longer on top and combed toward the center), with a braided goatee, wearing a black T-shirt, and told the victims, "Get in the car!" The children kept walking and the van continued to follow them south on Ridge.

The passenger, was about 30-35 years old, dark complexion, no facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, had a diamond stud earring in his left ear and a teardrop tattoo under his left eye, also told them, "Get in the car or I'm going to get you in!” The driver had a Spanish accent but the passenger did not. The offenders fled south on Ridge when they spotted a Chicago Police patrol car in the area. The children were not hurt.

 What You Can Do:

* Be aware of this situation and alert neighbors in the area about this crime.

 * If possible, don't walk alone and stay in well lit areas. Call 911 to report any suspicious person(s), vehicle(s) or activity in your neighborhood.

* Provide 911 with a detailed description of the offender(s) including the vehicle description and license plate information.

 * Refrain from talking on your cellphone when you are walking.


If you have any information about this incident, call the Area North Detectives at (312)744-8200 Reference: HV214983 Instructions: If you have any information about this incident, call the Area North Detectives at (312)744-8200

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