Boy, 10, victim of two child-luring attempts on West Side - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Boy, 10, victim of two child-luring attempts on West Side

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A 10-year-old boy was the victim of two child-luring attempts Sunday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood, prompting police to issue a community alert.

The boy was walking his dog near Ogden and Drake avenues about 9 a.m. when a man in a red car told the boy to get inside, according to the alert issued by Area Central detectives. The car is described as a newer two-door model with chrome rims, and at least three males were inside.

The man who spoke to the boy is described as a black man in his 20s with short black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. He was wearing a gold earring, police said.

Later, another man called to the boy from a van and told him to get inside and he would give the boy some candy, police said. The van, a blue cargo van with the word "dish" on the side, had at least six males inside.

The man who spoke to the boy from the van is described as a bald white man between 20 and 30 years old with brown eyes and a fair complexion. He was wearing light brown shorts, a yellow sweater with a red shirt underneath, and red and white Michael Jordan gym shoes with a knife protruding from one shoe. One of the men in the back of the van was described as having red marks on his face, possibly a tattoo, police said.

The boy ran home and contacted police. Anyone with information should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Metro HeadlinesMore>>

  • FDA taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes

    FDA taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:44:14 GMT
    Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
    Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
  • Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday

    Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:56:58 GMT
    What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs in history and it has puppets. Welcome to Avenue Q, the best musical you may have never even heard of. So begins Avenue Q, a puppet based but adult themed musical that revolves around the i...
    What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs in history and it has puppets. Welcome to Avenue Q, the best musical you may have never even heard of. So begins Avenue Q, a puppet based but adult themed musical that revolves around the i...
  • Body found near Metra tracks causes delays

    Body found near Metra tracks causes delays

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:39:21 GMT
    A body found near Metra tracks in north suburban Glencoe halted trains for at least 30 minutes during the Thursday morning commute, according to the transit agency.
    A body found near Metra tracks in north suburban Glencoe halted trains for at least 30 minutes during the Thursday morning commute, according to the transit agency.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

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