Police: Masked men tried to lure girl into van on SW Side

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Police are searching for two men who tried to lure a teenage girl into a minivan while she walked home from school Tuesday afternoon in the West Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

According to a community alert issued Thursday by Chicago Police, the light blue Dodge minivan pulled up to the girl about 2:45 p.m. in the 6400 block of West 62nd Street, and a man in the passenger seat yelled “Come here!”

The van followed the girl as she ran home, and then took off, the alert said.

The men were thought to be between 35 and 45 years old. One was wearing a black bandana over his face, the other a tan Halloween mask inspired by the horror movie “The Purge,” police said.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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