Crime & Courts

Crystal Lake PD investigating 'suspicious' incident of man approaching child waiting for bus

A composite sketch of the man who allegedly approached a child waiting for the bus on Monday, Jan.13, 2020, in Crystal Lake is pictured here.
A composite sketch of the man who allegedly approached a child waiting for the bus on Monday, Jan.13, 2020, in Crystal Lake is pictured here.

Crystal Lake police are investigating a “suspicious” incident in which a child was approached by a man while waiting for the school bus on Monday morning in the area of Virginia Road and Darlington Lane.

At 7 a.m., an unknown white man in a vehicle described as a red sedan with tinted windows approached the girl and told her to get in, police said. The child ran from the scene and later reported the incident to a trusted adult. Police didn’t release the girl’s age.

The man was described by police as being in his 30s, balding, wearing a black sweatshirt and gray pants and yellow, square-rimmed glasses.

The girl reported that the man previously had approached her two other times within the past year under similar circumstances, but he was driving a white sedan at those times.

This incident is being investigated by Crystal Lake detectives. Anyone with information related to the case may contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Or send an anonymous tip to the department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411.

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