CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for an apparent child molester who was unsuccessful in luring a boy into his vehicle Tuesday on the city’s Far Northwest Side.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, a Chicago Police community alert says the man tried to entice an 11-year-old boy to get in his car Tuesday morning.READ MORE: First Illinois Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Chicago Resident
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At the time, the boy was walking along the 7400 block of West School Street, not far from Belmont and Harlem avenues.
The stranger offered to play video games with the boy, saying, “Let’s go play Xbox.”
But when the boy refused, police say when the boy refused, the man got out of his car and began to chase the boy, who ran home.READ MORE: SWAT Team Takes 35-Year-Old Man Into Custody After Threatening Girlfriend With Gun
The man got into his small to mid-size purple two-door car with tinted windows and drove away.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man 30 to 40 with a medium complexion, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 and 150-170 pounds.
He had black and gray hair, a full, closely-trimmed black beard, think eyebrows the child described as a unibrow, and large lips, according to the alert.
Police said he was wearing a black T-shirt with red lettering over a white, long-sleeved shirt and baggy black pants.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Trial: Closing Arguments Begin Wednesday
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.