CHICAGO — Cops are urging North Lawndale residents to be on the lookout after several men tried to lure a 10-year-old boy into their van with candy.
According to police, the boy was walking his dog near the intersection of West Ogden and South Drake avenues about 9 a.m. Sunday.
A red two-door car pulled up to the child, cops said, and one of three men inside told the boy to get in the car.
He refused, and shortly after, was approached by a blue cargo van. One of six men in the van told the 10-year-old he could have some candy if he got in the van. The boy ran home and called police.
Cops believe the man speaking from the red car was black and his 20s. He had a medium complexion; short, black hair in "twists;" and a gold earring. The other two men were described as black.
The car was a "newer model" with chrome rims and "spinners," cops said. No dents or damage were visible.
Police said the speaker in the van was white and in his 20s or 30s. He was bald with brown eyes and a fair complexion. Cops said he wore a red shirt, yellow sweater, light brown shorts, and red and white Michael Jordan sneakers. It appeared as if a knife was sticking out of one of his shoes.
The other five men in the van were described as black. One had red marks on his face — possibly a red tattoo.
The word "dish" was faintly visible on the van, underneath a fresh coat of blue paint.
Cops ask anyone with information to call 312-747-8380.