Man tried to lure 2 children near a school in Highwood

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Police in Highwood released these sketches of a man suspected of trying to abduct two children near Oak Terrace School.

On Monday, the man told a 7-year-old girl that he knew her dad and “could give her a ride home.” She ran back inside the school building.

On Wednesday, the man told an 8-year-old boy he could give him a ride home. That child lived nearby and ran home immediately.

Both incidents happened in the afternoon, just after school let out.

Police describe the man as being is in his mid-30’s, about 5’7”, with a tattoo of a star on his right forearm.

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