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Couple With No Front Teeth Try To Lure Boy, 9, To Truck In Norwood Park

The boy was riding his bike when a man and woman tried to lure him to their car, police said.

A man and woman tried to lure a boy to their car in the 6400 block of North Natoma Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — A man and woman tried to lure a 9-year-old boy to their car Sunday in Norwood Park.

At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the boy was riding his bike in the 6400 block of North Natoma Avenue when the man and woman drove up to an alley between Imlay Street and Schreiber Avenue, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man, who was a passenger in the truck, asked the boy if he was all right and the woman, who was driving, asked if the boy needed a ride.

“No, my mother is right over there,” the boy told the two.

The man and woman then sped away, going north on Natoma Avenue and then east on Schreiber Avenue, police said.

The man was white, tanned, in his late 50s and had gray hair and facial stubble, police said. He was missing his front teeth and spoke with a Southern accent. The woman was white, tanned, in her late 50s and had gray hair. She was also missing her front teeth and had a Southern accent.

The truck was a small, red pick-up truck, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-744-8200.