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Incidents of child-luring reported on North Shore

Police in the northern suburbs have increased patrols after four incidents of adults trying to lure children have been reported.

While these incidents of child luring have reportedly only taken place in Highwood, police in both Highwood and Highland Park are on high alert.

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Police in the northern suburbs have increased patrols after four incidents of adults trying to lure children have been reported.

While these incidents of child luring have reportedly only taken place in Highwood, police in both Highwood and Highland Park are on high alert.

With kidnappings in Ohio grabbing headlines in recent days, parents and police are on the lookout for suspicious adults preying on young children.

Police released sketches of possible predators who are “offering kids a ride.”

Police warn of child luring attempts in suburbLast month, two incidents were reported outside Oak Terrace Elementary.  On May 7th, a Northwood Junior High student was approached near a ballpark in Highwood. Yesterday, another Oak Terrace scare occurred when a woman in a minivan tried to coax a girl into taking  ride.

In all cases, the kids refused. In all cases there was no contact. In all cases. the children reported the incidents to adults they trusted.

North Shore District 112 with students in both Highwood and Highland Park have heightened police patrols and teacher presence outdoors. They are also informing parents and asking parents to talk to their kids about “stranger danger.”

Police are investigating incidents of suspects trying to lure children into their cars near schools on the North Shore.

Over the past two weeks, there have been at least five reports of suspects approaching children and asking if they want a ride.

On Tuesday, a student says a man stopped near the Highwood Ballpark and asked if she wanted a ride.

The man is described as being in his late 40′s with gray hair and sunglasses.

He was driving a large SUV with a lift kit and large tires.

In another incident Wednesday, a girl walking near Oak Terrace School in Highwood was approached by a woman in a white minivan and asked if she wanted a ride.

The children got away and were not injured.

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