Luring attempt reported

The Chicago Police Department Area North Bureau of Detectives has issued a community alert after an 8-year-old boy reported that a man attempted to lure him into his sport utility vehicle at about 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 2, in the 6200 block of North Normandy Avenue.

The boy reported that his baseball went over a fence and that when he climbed over the fence, a green sport utility vehicle with white stripes and tinted windows in the back, possibly a Chevrolet Avalanche, stopped and a man offered him candy and said that he would give him a ride, according to police.

The boy said that he ran to a field and alerted family members who saw the vehicle go northbound on Normandy and eastbound on Palatine Avenue, police said.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the Area North detectives at 312-744-8200. Anonymous tips can be submitted at