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Girl, 11, Escapes After Man Tries To Pull Her Into His Car In West Englewood, Police Say

The girl ran off and the man tried to chase her during the Wednesday incident, police said.

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CHICAGO — A man tried to snatch an 11-year-old girl Wednesday in West Englewood, police said.

At 7:57 a.m., the man was in a parked car in front of a carwash in the 5900 block of South Ashland Avenue when he rolled down his window and tried to wave over the girl, according to a Chicago Police community alert. The man tried to pick up the girl and drive away with her.

When the girl ran off, the man tried to follow her in his car, police said.

The man was in his 30s or 40s and had a short beard and wore a black jacket, police said. He was in an older gray car, possibly a Cadillac.

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