Downers Grove police have increased patrols around local grade schools after a woman allegedly tried to lure a boy to her vehicle during his walk to school.
Police said they were notified around 8 a.m. Wednesday of the incident, which occurred near Grant Street and Downers Drive.
Two grade school age girls were walking to school behind a young boy when they saw a woman driving a black SUV slow down and ask him if he wanted candy or a ride, police said. The boy refused and continued walking, and the vehicle left the area in an unknown direction.
The young boy involved in the incident has not been identified, police said.
The driver of the vehicle could only be described by the girls as being a white woman. The SUV appeared to have a red design, described as two upside down "L" shapes, near the rear of the vehicle, police said.
Police have increased patrols in the area and at all local schools as a result of the incident. Parents are asked to remind children to be aware of strangers and report any concerns to the Downers Grove Police Department by calling 911 or 630-434-5600.
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