Police: Man tried to lure girl, 9, near Austin elementary school - New York News

Police: Man tried to lure girl, 9, near Austin elementary school

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Police are warning about a man who tried to lure a child by threatening her parents Tuesday near an Austin neighborhood elementary school.

The 9-year-old girl was near her school in the 700 block of North Lorel Avenue about 3:25 p.m. when a man approached her and tried to coax her to come with him, Austin District police said in a community alert.

The man threatened to hurt her parents if she did not come with him, but the girl ran away and told an adult, the alert said.

The suspect is described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old, between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet and between 160 and 180 pounds, the alert said.

He has a light complexion and wears his hair in dreadlocks, the alert said. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and dress shoes.

Julia Ward Howe Elementary School of Excellence is located in that same block, according to the Chicago Public Schools website.

Authorities are warning parents not to let children travel alone or stand alone at bus stops or in public areas, the alert said. Adults should also develop safe houses where children can go if they feel they are in danger.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mosquito-borne virus sickens 20 in NJ

    West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:09:31 GMT
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
  • 4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

    4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:33:06 GMT
    Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in the six-story building. The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
    Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in the six-story building. The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices