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Man Tries To Kidnap Boy, 11, By Telling Him His Mom Wanted The Man To Pick Him Up

The boy didn't recognize the man, so he ran away, police said.

A man tried to lure a boy, 11, to his car while in the 8400 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — A man tried to lure an 11-year-old boy to his car in Auburn Gresham.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, the boy was standing in his front yard in the 8400 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he saw the man, who was in a red car, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man told the boy his mom told the man to pick up the boy and bring him to the store.

The boy didn’t recognize the man so he ran back inside his house and the man drove off, police said.

No detailed description of the man or his car were available.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-747-8271.