Aurora police looking into attempted child abduction
Beacon News staff March 22, 2013 9:28AM
Updated: March 22, 2013 2:33PM
Aurora police are investigating the report of an attempted child abduction by a man who exposed himself to two young girls on the city’s west side Thursday afternoon.
At around 2:40 p.m., the girls, ages 5 and 10, were walking home from school in the area of Laurel Drive and Robert Street, where they saw a vehicle stopped in the street, police reported. The girls described the car as a newer, black Toyota Camry, with an Illinois license plate that began with the number 9.
As they continued to walk, the driver of the vehicle rolled down the passenger side window, and while motioning with his hand, told the 5-year-old to come over to his car. Police said the 10-year-old girl told the man that neither she nor the 5-year-old would come near him, and they backed away.
At that point the driver, described as a white male around 27 years old with a large build, acne on his face, a small mustache, and wearing a black shirt and black hat, pulled the vehicle closer to the curb. The girls could then see that the man was not wearing any pants. He proceeded to say a sexually explicit comment to them while touching his genitals before driving away eastbound on Robert Street.
Police are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.