Man tried to lure girl, 12, into minivan in East Garfield Park

CHICAGO -- Chicago police have issued an alert in the East Garfield Park neighborhood about a man trying to lure a child into his vehicle.

It happened last Monday morning in the 500 block on North Monticello.

A 12-year-old girl says a man in a silver minivan called to her. She ignored him.

Then he used the van to block her path, and told her to get in, but she ran away and took shelter in a friend’s house.

She described the man as white, bald, and about 30-years-old.