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Men Try To Grab Teen Girl On Northwest Side

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(STMW) — A group of men in a sport-utility vehicle tried to grab a teenage girl Friday morning in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

A green SUV approached the 14-year-old girl as she was walking north on Laramie Avenue near George Street and a front passenger attempted to strike up a conversation about 7:55 a.m., according to a community alert from Area North detectives. The rear passenger told her to get in the car, but she kept walking.

The front passenger then exited the vehicle, grabbed her and tried to carry her into the vehicle, police said. The girl was able to free herself and run to safety.

The attacker then got back into the SUV, which fled east in an alley between George Street and Oakdale Avenue, police said.

One man is described as a 5-foot-7 Hispanic man with a medium complexion and “chunky build,” police said. He was clean shaven, bald in front with a close-cropped black haircut. He was wearing black sweat pants, a gray hooded-sweatshirt with red writing on the front and a picture of a building on the back and Air Jordan gym shoes.

The second man is described as a Hispanic man with dark brown hair below his ears, a thin mustache, an earring in his left ear and a piercing above his left eye, police said. He was wearing a black sweater.

A third man in the SUV is described as a Hispanic man with short black hair and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to police.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)