On September 24 at 9:20 a.m., two sisters ages 7 and 10 were on the way to a synagogue near the 2900 block of West Lunt Avenue when a light-blue 4-door sedan stopped, and an unknown driver motioned for the girls to come near the car. The driver then opened the door of the vehicle and began to exit. The children walked away.
When the driver continued to drive alongside them, the girls ran home to alert their families who called 911.
The police are investigating the case.
They described the driver as a male, approximately 40 years of age, bald head, and a brown beard.
In response to the affair, District Commander Roberto Nieves released a statement to West Rogers Park community members assuring them:
“With the onset of the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days, I wanted to take this opportunity to ensure you that the protection and safety of the community is one of my highest priorities.
The 24th District is dedicating multiple resources into the area in order to provide safety, availability, convenience, and high visibility. There will be officers located at stationary posts and patrolling in marked cars, unmarked cars, and on bicycles. Everyone must remain vigilant.”