ABC7 Chicago is reporting that police are investigating a new incident involving attempted child abductions in Oak Park.
According to ABC7, a man tried to lure three teenage boys into his van near Harlem Avenue and Lake Street on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at around 4 p.m.
One of the teens, Malcolm Crawford, 14, described the man as a white male wearing a grey sweatshirt and a black skullcap. He told reporters that he was walking with two friends to another friend's house when the man approached them in a grey/blue minivan and told them he was going to the same place they were and asked if they wanted a ride.
Oak Park Police told reporters that they do not believe this latest incident was related to abduction attempts in early December for which a Maywood man is currently charged.
For the moment, police are telling parents to remind their children not to talk to strangers if they are approached. This is the third time since December that police have had to issue an alert about child abductions. In late December, two 13-year-olds reported being asked if they wanted a ride.
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