A man tried to lure two children, 13 and 10, to his car using candy in the 6600 block of North Western Avenue, police said. Credit: Google Maps

CHICAGO — A man tried to lure two young children to his car by offering them candy Wednesday in West Ridge.

At 3:10 p.m., a 13-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were standing in the 6600 block of North Western Avenue when a man stopped at a red light nearby, police said. The man rolled down his driver’s side window and showed the children two pieces of candy in his hand.

“Hey guys, hey guys, I’ve got Tootsie Rolls,” the man told the kids, according to police. “Come into the car and I’ll give you candy.”

The girl yelled “No!” at the man and he drove off, going south on Western Avenue toward Devon Avenue, police said. The kids ran to their home.

The man drove a gray, two-door car with a spoiler on the back and a yellow smiley face on the back bumper. No detailed description of the driver was available, but police said he was a Hispanic, Pakistani or Indian man who had a goatee and wore a black T-shirt.

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

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