Police Warn Residents Of Attempted Child Abduction
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LEMONT, Ill. (STMW) – For the second time in less than two weeks, police in southwest suburban Lemont are warning residents of the attempted abduction of a child.
About noon on Sunday, in the area of New Avenue and Timberline, a 9-year-old boy was riding his bike home from a friend’s house when he noticed a truck driving slowly down New Avenue.
As the truck drove by, the driver was staring at the boy and nodding his head, police said. The boy became frightened and ran to adults working nearby.
The adults reported seeing a 2003–05 dark green or black GMC pickup with a cap on the back. The driver was described as a male white or Hispanic with black hair wearing sunglasses, police said.
Neighboring police agencies were immediately notified and the investigation was ongoing as of Monday afternoon.
This incident is being reviewed for comparison to any similar type activity in the area, police said.
On Nov. 3, a man in an SUV tried to lure a 16-year-old girl into his vehicle in the area of First Street and McCarthy Road, a prior release from Lemont police said.
At about 7:15 p.m., a white man with close-cropped hair and facial stubble, driving an older model dark green SUV, pulled over and asked directions from the girl who was walking in the 500 block of First.
The man got out of the SUV, grabbed the girl’s arm and tried to force her into his vehicle, the release said. The girl was able to escape and immediately called the police.
Anyone with information about either incident should call (630) 257-2229.
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