(STMW) — A man grabbed and swore at children walking to school in two incidents Wednesday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

About 7:50 a.m., the man tried to grab a 12-year-old girl walking with other children in the 3200 block of West Diversey and yelled profanities at them, Chicago Police said.

The second incident happened about 5 minutes later in the 2900 block of North Spaulding when he approached children while yelling profanities. He grabbed an 11-year-old boy, police said. The boy ran away when he let go.

Both children ran to Avondale Elementary School and told authorities, police said.

The man was described as Hispanic, in his 50s, wearing a black, puffy jacket and black jeans. He had a “physical impairment” on his lip and right eye, police said.

Anyone with information should call call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)




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