Community Alert

An attempted child luring was reported in Morgan Park, according to a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department.

Police said the incident occurred at about 2:35 p.m. on Sept. 11 on the 11400 block of South Maplewood Avenue.

An 11-year-old boy was walking, police said, when an unknown male in a red or maroon Honda Odyssey minivan attempted to lure him into the vehicle.

The boy fled and notified police.

The offender was described as white and 50-60 years old.

Police advised residents to call 911 if they see suspicious people or vehicles, not allow children to walk or play alone, and identify safe havens along routes to homes and schools.

Anyone with information should call Area 2 detectives at (312) 747-8271.