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Couple attempted to kidnap boy, 11, in Morgan Park, police say

Chicago police have issued an alert after they said a couple tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy on the Far South Side.

Police said a man was walking in an alley in the 11100-block of South Campbell Avenue at about 7:42 p.m. and was being trailed by a small, red SUV being driven by a woman.

Police said the man approached the boy and said, “I will give you a couple of dollars if you go to that red car, get my wife out, and tell her to come here.”

The man is described by police as 55-65 years old, approximately 5’9″ to 6′, with a light and wrinkled complexion, scruffy black and gray beard wearing a gray hat, black hoodie and blue jeans and had a strong odor of cigarettes.

The red SUV had a metallic grill and was possibly a Ford Escape, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (312) 747-8271.

This article originally appeared on ABC 7 News.

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