Man Tries to Lure Girl Into Van on Northwest Side

The incident occurred in the city's Hermosa neighborhood

Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a girl to a van Thursday afternoon in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The girl was walking home from school about 2:50 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Palmer when a passenger in a nearby parked van whistled and motioned with his finger for the girl to come to him, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The girl ignored him and kept walking away as the man whistled and motioned to her again, police said. He was described as a man between 30 and 40 years old “with a slight mustache and beard” who was wearing a black shirt.

He was in a white van with rust damage and no rear side windows, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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