Downers Grove police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to lure a 13-year-old girl to his vehicle while she was walking home from school Tuesday evening.
Police said the girl was dropped off at a bus stop near 61st Street and Belmont Road around 6:38 p.m. when the alleged incident occurred.
The girl was waiting to cross street when a vehicle passed her, heading north on Belmont Road, police said. As the vehicle passed, the male driver waved at her, made a U-turn and proceeded south past her. The vehicle then made another U-turn and stopped at the curb next to her, where the man rolled down his passenger-side window and offered her a ride, police said.
After the girl said no, the man asked her to get into the car, according to reports. The girl walked away from the vehicle and pulled out her cell phone to call her mother, at which point the vehicle left northbound from the location, police said.
The driver is described as having a dark complexion, and is possibly of Middle Eastern decent, with facial characteristics similar to the composite sketch, police said. He is believed to be between 44 and 55 years old with short black hair, some gray hair and stubble on his upper lip in the mustache area. He was wearing silver-rimmed, square glasses and a light tan jacket at the time of the incident, police said.
The man's vehicle is described as a newer Chevrolet Impala that is gold or tan in color and is similar to the vehicle pictured. The vehicle is in good condition and had a partial Illinois Plate number of 45, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Downers Grove Police Department at 630-434-5600 or 911.
Police have increased patrols in the area and at all local schools. Everyone is asked to remind children to be aware of strangers and report any concerns immediately to police.
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