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Possible attempted child luring reported in North Aurora

The North Aurora Police Department released this photo of a vehicle involved in a possible attempted child luring incident.
The North Aurora Police Department released this photo of a vehicle involved in a possible attempted child luring incident.

NORTH AURORA – Three 13-year-old girls reported a possible attempted child luring incident that took place Thursday night in North Aurora, according to a news release issued by the village's police department.

According to the release, the girls were walking at 6:55 p.m. in the area of Comiskey Avenue and Kilbery Lane. They told police a white car passed them and honked, and someone called out to them. They continued walking, but the car made a U-turn, and the male occupants told the girls to get into the car, the release stated.

According to the release, those in the car did not approach the girls, but the girls began to run and called 911. One of the girls took a photo before running.

The car is described as an older four-door sedan. It is white, with gray near the bottom of the vehicle and black rims. The release indicated that the driver was a white man in his 20s, skinny with black hair and wearing red glasses and a dress shirt. The passenger was described as a white man in his 20s with "spray tan" skin. 

The incident took place less than a week after two reports involving male strangers in St. Charles. Those incidents took place after school on Aug. 28 and the evening of Aug. 29.

In the Aug. 28 incident, St. Charles police said, a suspect was described as white and heavyset, in his 40s, with white or gray hair, wearing glasses and possibly having a slight beard. Police said he was wearing a yellow Hawaiian shirt with a black splint on his left arm and wrist. Police said the man followed a girl to her apartment complex at 4:56 p.m. Aug. 28 on Indiana Street in St. Charles.

The Aug. 29 incident took place at 9:14 p.m. on Voltaire Lane in St. Charles. A girl was walking toward a park when she saw a man standing next to a neighbor's home near a bush, according to police. He was described as white with a thin build, in his late 40s to early 50s with dark, short hair and a dark goatee. Police said he was wearing a white striped shirt and blue jeans.

North Aurora Deputy Police Chief Scott Buziecki stated in an email that the North Aurora incident and St. Charles incidents were not thought to be related.

"The suspect descriptions are very different, so probably not," Buziecki wrote.

Buziecki wrote that to prepare for such situations, "parents should teach their kids: Don't get in a vehicle. Go to a public place with people around. Call 911."

"Normal adults don't ask kids for directions or help with puppies or other animals," Buziecki wrote.

Anyone with information about this incident or the offenders is asked to call North Aurora Police at 630-897-8705.

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