Chicago police are looking for a suspect in the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl. The incident occurred on Nov. 6, at around 8:20 a.m.

The victim was walking on the 4000 block of W. Adams when an unknown suspect got out of a later model sedan — painted either black or blue and damaged on the driver side door — and started walking toward her. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s arm, but she was able to free herself before running to safety.

The offender is described as a black maled, darker-complected and in his late 30s. He could be 5’10 to 5’11 with a full black beard that was graying slightly. At the time of the incident, the suspect was reportedly wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.   

In the wake of the attempted kidnapping, police put out several safety tips:

  • “Do not let children walk alone. Identify safe havens along your child’s route to

school, such as businesses or trusted neighbors.

  • “Find out how to start a parent Patrol or Walking School Bus Program at your child’s school.”

Anyone with information about this crime should call the Area North Detective Bureau at (312) 744-8261, or the CAPS implementation office at (312) 747-9987 for more safety tips.