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Police alert: Man tried to lure 3 kids on Northwest Side

Man tried to kidnap three kids on Northwest Side
Cops warn of attempted kidnapping in Belmont Central neighborhood

Police issued a community alert this morning warning of a man who tried to lure three children with cash in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The three kids were approached by the man about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 5700 block of West Belden Street. Police said the man tried start a conversation with them while displaying cash. The children ran to safety, police said.

The man was described as white with a light complexion, straight black hair and a white beard. He is between the ages of 50 and 60, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, said police. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black high boots.

The children told police the man frequents the McDonald's at 2350 N. Central Ave. and has a raspy voice.

Anyone with information can contact the Area North Detective Division at 312-747-9987.

 

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