Luring attempt reported


The Chicago Police Department Area North Bureau of Detectives issued a community alert after a 14-year-old Taft High School student reported that a man attempted to lure her into his van at about 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the 6700 block of West Hurlbut Street.

The teenager reported that as she was walking home from school, a man driving a gray minivan drove by her with the passenger window open and asked several times if she wanted to go for a ride, according to police.

The offender allegedly said "Hey want to get in my car, we can hang out," and then stopped at a stop sign and waited for her and said "Do you have Snapchat, maybe we can exchange snap," police said.

The man was described as white/Hispanic and age 17 to 18, with curly black hair with shaved sides and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and an earring. The van had a red football helmet sticker on the rear window.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8200.