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Man Pretended To Be Uber Driver To Try To Lure Kids Into Car At Their School, Police Say

The incident happened Wednesday in the 600 block of West Drummond Place, police said.

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CHICAGO — A man pretended to be an Uber driver to lure kids into his car Wednesday in Lincoln Park, police said.

At 1:15 p.m., the kids were outside for a break in the 600 block of West Drummond Place when a man in a black car stopped in the street, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man gestured for the kids to approach him and said, “I’m your Uber driver. Get in the car.”

The children went to a school staff member for help and the man drove off, police said.

The man was Middle Eastern, 30-40 years old and had black hair and bushy eyebrows, police said. He drove a dirty, older black minivan with a pink sticker attached to the windshield on the passenger’s side. The car was possibly a Chrysler Pacifica.

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