Man Approaches 9-Year-Old Girl Twice in Park

Girl was in Hamlin Park on Friday and Saturday when the same man approached her, police say

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    Police searching for suspect. NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014)

    Chicago police on Wednesday said they were searching for a man who approached a 9-year-old girl twice in two days at a North Center neighborhood park.

    The girl was walking with another child about 7:20 p.m. Friday near the Hamlin Park fieldhouse in the 3000 block of North Hoyne when a man walked up from behind and put his hand on her shoulder, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

    The man turned her around to make her walk in another direction, but the girl’s friend grabbed her hand and they ran away, police said.

    The next day, the girl was at Hamlin Park with her family about 10 a.m. when the same man walked up and greeted her, police said. When the girl’s mother asked if he was the man from the night before, the suspect ran from the park.

    He is described as a white man between 50 and 60 years old. He stood between 6 feet and 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed between 160 and 170 pounds, police said. He had long gray hair slicked back in a mullet and facial hair. He was wearing a Hawaiian shirt, long khaki shorts and tan boat shoes, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-744-8200 or submit anonymous tips at TIPSOFT.com.

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