Police are seeking citizen assistance in apprehending an offender reported on at least two occasions to have attempted to lure and perhaps abduct a 13-year-old girl walking to school on North Central Avenue. On Tuesday, January 19, between 8:30 & 8:45 AM, the girl was walking northbound on Central Avenue from Bloomingdale when she was approached by a male Black subject driving a silver BMW sport utility vehicle, driving southbound on Central Avenue. He pulled to the curb as the victim walked past and he told her to “get in the car.”
On Wednesday, January 20, between 8:30 & 8:50 AM, the same 13-year-old girl was walking on the 2400 block of North Central Avenue when the identical offender traveling westbound on the 5600 block of Fullerton Avenue parked and exited his vehicle. He approached the victim and told her to “get in the car.”
The offender is described as a male Black, 20-40 years of age, with a dark complexion, hair on his upper lip, diamond stud earrings in both ears, and a scar under his left eye.
The offender was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black Michael Jordan gym shoes, a black winter hat with earflaps, and a black puffy vest. He is driving a silver BMW 4-door sport utility vehicle.
Police ask anyone with information to call 911 to report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity. Urge children to walk in pairs or groups, and don’t talk to strangers or approach strange vehicles.