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Man Tried To Snatch Girl, 2, From Stroller After Making Sexual Comments About Her In Little Village, Police Say

The girl's mother called for help after the man tried to take her daughter Wednesday near 23rd Place and Rockwell Street, police said.

A man tried to snatch a 2-year-old girl from her stroller after making sexual comments about her near 23rd Place and Rockwell Street, police said.
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CHICAGO — A man tried to snatch a 2-year-old girl from her stroller after making sexual remarks about the toddler Wednesday in Little Village, police said.

Between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Halloween, the girl’s mother was walking her in a stroller when a man rode his bicycle up to them near 23rd Place and Rockwell Street, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man was “visibly intoxicated,” police said, and he used his bicycle to block their path.

The man told the woman, “You have a beautiful daughter,” and then made sexual comments about the girl, police said. The man tried to pull the stroller and then tried to grab the toddler out of it but he wasn’t able to.

The girl’s mother screamed for help and someone came up, at which point the man rode away on his bicycle, police said.

The man was described as Hispanic and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, police said. He wore a navy blue knit hat that was folded on the side, a navy blue jacket with a gold zipper and dark blue pants. He was riding an older 10-speed bicycle that was shiny and dark blue.

The mother thinks she’s seen the man in the neighborhood in the past, police said. He’s believed to hang out near Cermak Road and Washtenaw Avenue.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-492-3810.