Second attempted abduction reported in Aurora in two weeks

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Two teenage girls have been the victims of attempted abductions in the last two weeks in west suburban Aurora.

The first incident happened about 11:30 a.m. July 2 near New York and Union streets, according to a statement from Aurora police.

A 13-year-old girl was walking when an older-model blue, four-door vehicle stopped alongside her, police said. The driver tried to initiate a conversation with the teen, so she ran inside a McDonald’s and took a seat by a family.

The suspect ran after the girl into the restaurant, but was deterred when he saw her with the family and left, police said.

He was described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old, 5-foot-7 and 190 pounds with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

The second incident happened about 10:05 p.m. on July 13, police said.

A 15-year-old girl told police she was near Root and New York streets when a man got out of a dark vehicle and offered her a ride. The girl ignored him, but as she walked away he grabbed her. The girl started to scream, and he let her go and ran to his vehicle, which was parked on East Park Place.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and wearing a black and brown t-shirt with a yellow reflective vest, similar to a construction vest, dirty blue jeans and tan work boots. He was driving a late model, possibly green car similar to a Honda Civic or Accord.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the Aurora police department’s app.