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UPDATE: Community Alert - Attempted Luring of a Juvenile/Suspicious Incident UNFOUNDED

Post Date:10/04/2019 3:00 PM
**UNFOUNDED** 

** COMMUNITY ALERT CANCELLATION**
Suspicious Incident/Attempted Child Luring Unfounded

The Mount Prospect Police Department would like to update the community on the recent alert that went out regarding a suspicious incident/attempted child luring that took place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  The driver of the black Jeep vehicle immediately came into the police station after learning about the community alert. He volunteered that he was the driver police were seeking. It was learned that the male was a concerned parent who offered assistance to a 10 yr. old girl standing out in the rain who appeared to him to be in need.  This matter is no longer being looked into as an attempted child luring incident and the person has been cleared of any criminal act.

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On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 10 year old girl was near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Hi Lusi Avenue waiting for the school bus. A black colored Jeep SUV that was traveling westbound on Lincoln Street passed the juvenile and made a U-turn, pulling alongside the juvenile. The male driver of the Jeep rolled down the driver’s side window and asked the juvenile if they wanted a ride to school.  The juvenile told the male driver no.  The jeep then drove away from the juvenile, turning onto Hi Lusi Avenue, where it made another U-turn and parked near the intersection, to watch the juvenile.  The school bus then arrived and the juvenile got onto the school bus. The juvenile reported this to her parents after school, who then alerted the police department of the incident. 

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old, black colored hair, black colored facial hair, wearing a black colored t-shirt.  The black colored Jeep, possibly a Jeep Patriot, had a sticker with the letters “SRS” on the back of the vehicle, which possibly may be a St. Raymond’s School sticker. 

The Mount Prospect Police Department urges parents and children living in this area to be extra vigilant in the days ahead and to call 9-1-1 immediately should a subject and/or vehicle matching these descriptions be observed.  The Mount Prospect Police Department will have an increased presence in the area. 

Additionally, the Mount Prospect Police Department urges parents to use this incident as an opportunity to review safety rules with their children and to report any suspicious activity to the police immediately by calling 9-1-1.
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