Maywood Police Warn Public of Attempted Child Luring That Happened on July 2

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Burton Park, at the corner of 15th Ave. and Washington Blvd., where a 9-year-old girl was almost abducted, according to reports. | Google Earth

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Maywood Police Department is requesting information on a recent case of attempted child luring.

According to a police statement released today, on July 2, at around 1:43 p.m., a man pulled up in a black four-door sedan whose make and model is currently unknown, and parked next to Burton Park, located at the corner of 15th Ave. and Washington Blvd.

The man — described as a black male, between 40 and 50 years old, of medium complexion, no facial hair, his head of hair cut low with graying around the temples —
“pointed at a 9 year old female and then pointed at the bag of candy,” according to police.

“It was reported the juvenile then started walking away from the vehicle and the [black male] driver backed down the street and fled the area,” the report notes.

Maywood police are currently investigating this incident. They’re urging anyone with any information to contact the agency “in reference to this event or similar suspicious activity.

“Any agency having or needing further information is asked to contact Det. Zimmerman or Lt. Diaz at (708) 450- 4471, ddiaz@maywoodpolice-il.org or dzimmermann@maywoodpolice-il.org.” VFP

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One thought on “Maywood Police Warn Public of Attempted Child Luring That Happened on July 2”

  1. The police must put a better secure plan together to watch our kids playing in the parks. The park is on a main and busy street in Maywood, that has a school down the street with cameras. The police had advised the citizens in the WSJ journal that Maywood has more officers on the street for the summer months, let’s not fool our lovely citizens action shows. The kids parent has to take on some responsibility also, a kid that age need supervision. The village has a couple of abandoned homes that need to be secured in the area also, so a good plan is working together police, code enforcement and citizens.

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