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Attempted Child Abduction Near DePaul Spurs Police Warning

By Ted Cox | July 13, 2017 3:19pm
 A man tried to lure a girl to his car near DePaul University, according to police.
A man tried to lure a girl to his car near DePaul University, according to police.
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DEPAUL — A driver allegedly tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into a car on the 1300 block of West Fullerton Avenue early Wednesday evening, Chicago Police said. 

At about 7 p.m. Wednesday, an unknown man driving a brown or gold two-door sedan tried to lure the girl into his car as she walked east on Fullerton near DePaul University, according to a police crime alert. 

The victim ignored the offender's request and fled the scene, eventually contacting police, according to the report.

Police identified the suspect as a 22-30-year-old Hispanic man with short, black, curly hair, closely cropped on the sides and with sideburns and a short beard or goatee. The suspect is described as between 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 with brown eyes, a muscular build and tattoos on his right shoulder, police said. 

The man was reportedly driving a late-model car.

Neighbors should call 911 to report any suspicious activity, police said.