Chicago police are warning residents after a driver allegedly tried to lure a group of children on bicycles into his van in the Sauganash neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Chicago police are warning residents after a driver allegedly tried to lure a group of children on bicycles into his van in the Sauganash neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Police say the driver approached the group about 4:15 p.m. as they rode in the 5800 block of North Kostner Avenue and told them to get into his white work van.

The children rode away and the driver fled the scene, according to police.

Police did not release a description of the driver but said he had a long, dark-colored beard. They described his vehicle as a white panel van with a colorful logo on its side.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.