A woman tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl who was waiting for a ride to school Monday morning in west suburban Aurora, but ran off when the child started screaming.
The girl told police she was outside her apartment building waiting for her ride to school about 8:10 a.m. in the 1200 block of Marshall Boulevard, according to Aurora police.
That’s when a woman approached her, grabbed her and threatened her, she told police. When the girl started screaming, the suspect took off running eastbound toward Farnsworth Avenue. The girl was not hurt, according to police.
The woman was described as white and in her 30s, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, and 110-130 pounds, with moles on her forehead and face, and a scar under her right eye, according to a statement from police.
She was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, and a multi-colored scarf over her face.
Police will be increasing patrols in the area for the immediate future, according to the statement.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area should call police at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.