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Man Tried to Kidnap Girl, 10, in Chicago Lawn: Police

CHICAGO — Police say a man beat a little boy while trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl in Chicago Lawn Thursday.

The incident took place about 5:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of South California Avenue. Police say a man attempted to take the girl into his vehicle. When a 7-year-old boy came to her aid, the man "struck" him. Neither child was injured, police said.

Police said the suspect is a white or Hispanic male, between 18 and 20 years old, with short black hair and a light complexion.

He was driving a white convertible with red seats.

Anyone with information can call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380, referencing case No. HX-272356.