Man Wanted in Series of Child-Luring Attempts

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    A man is suspected in several attempts of child luring since April in South Side neighborhoods, police said in a community alert Saturday.

    A man is suspected in several attempts of child luring since April in South Side neighborhoods, police said in a community alert Saturday.

    In at least four incidents, the man approaches school-aged students in his vehicle or on foot while they walking are walking on the streets in Chicago’s West Woodlawn and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

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    Police said the man offers the children candy, blows kisses, and attempts to get them to come to him.

    The four reported incidents took place on:

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    • April 1 around 7:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue
    • May 24 around 5 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue
    • June 4 around 6:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue
    • June 6 around 6:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Drexel Avenue

    The man is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, with black hair worn in dread locks with gold tips.

    He has been seen in a red Montana van and a white 4-door vehicle with center caps missing from the wheels, the alert said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.