CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are looking for a man they believe tried to lure a 9-year-old boy with candy Thursday evening in Woodlawn.

According to police, around 6:45 p.m., a man exited a green Chevrolet Astro van and approached the boy in the 6700 block of South Ellis Avenue.

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The man offered the boy candy before trying to grab him by the hood of his jacket.

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The boy was able to escape, and the offender fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a heavyset man between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a hat, a blue Chicago Bears jersey, black pants and black and white gym shoes.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.