Man attempts to lure 2 boys with candy near school in South Austin

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CHICAGO -- Police are looking for a man in a white van who is accused of trying to lure two 9-year-old boys in the South Austin neighborhood.

It happened Monday at about 3:30 p.m. on the 700 block of North Lorel.

The boys had just left Howe Elementary School when a man got out of a van and offered them candy.

The boys did not respond and continued walking. The van began to follow them, the boys ran away and notified their family.

The van followed the boys and they ran home and told their family.

The offender is described as an African American between the age of 30 and 40.

There was also a passenger in the van described as an African American male.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8266

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