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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday April 19th, 2012 :: 11:44 a.m. CDT

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


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

Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 312-744-4000

7232 N Ridge Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

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