Naperville police are asking the public for help in locating a suspect in connection to a report made Saturday of an attempted child abduction Friday evening.
Authorities said they responded to the reports around 12:05 a.m. Saturday after an incident that occurred at Rotary Hill, 437 Aurora Avenue at approximately 11 p.m. Friday.
The victim reported that she and her son had just attended a Rotary Hill function in the park, a police statement read and that the mother, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle while her child was in the rear passenger seat, was approached by a man as she was departing.
Police said the unknown man opened the rear car door and attempted to pull the child out of the car.
After proving to be unsuccessful, the suspect fled on foot, northbound from the scene.
No one was injured as a result of the incident.
Multiple people spending their Saturday at Rotary Hill told NBC 5 they were shocked to hear the news.
"I want a safe place to bring my kids where I don't have to worry about that, so I mean, you always have to be aware, but it's scary," Annie Maher, a park visitor, said.
The suspect is described as a man in his 20s, blonde hair, thin build, clean shaven, last seen wearing a white T-shirt and gray shorts.
Naperville Police Department is urging anyone with information to contact them at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.