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Man Tries To Lure Girl, 11, To His Car In Austin, Police Say

The incident happened Thursday in the 300 block of South Lavergne Avenue.

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CHICAGO — A man tried to lure an 11-year-old girl to his car Thursday in Austin.

At 8:35 a.m., the girl was walking in the 300 block of South Lavergne Avenue when a man in a car asked for her name, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man motioned the girl over to his car and asked for her phone number and where she was going.

The girl became afraid and ran away, police said.

The man was 50-60 years old with gray hair and drove a blue van, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-744-8266.