The Cook County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon made a public appeal to help identify and apprehend a man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl in Palos Heights.
The incident occurred on Dec. 18 in the area of 129th Place and Moody Avenue.
The offender is described as a white man in his late teens. At the time of the attempted abduction, he was clean shaven and wearing a black jacket or sweatshirt. He allegedly tried to lure the girl into a van with a ladder rack on the roof.
A Sheriff’s Office spokesman told The Regional News that there is no sketch of the offender available, and that there are no additional details.
“We’re appealing to the public now because Sheriff’s Police detectives are hoping to gather additional leads in this ongoing investigation,” the spokesman added.
When asked about the condition of the girl, the spokesman said the child “is OK.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Police Investigations Section at 865-4896.