Three men tried to talk a 14-year-old girl into an SUV on the Northwest Side today, and when one of them got out and tried to drag her inside she was able to escape and flee to safety.
The attack took place about 7:55 a.m. as the girl was walking northbound on Laramie Avenue between George Street and Oakdale Avenue, police said in a community alert.
A newer green SUV -- possibly a Chevrolet Blazer -- with dents on the passenger side front approached the girl and the front passenger tried to strike up a conversation. A passenger in the rear seat told the girl to get into the car, police said.
The girl kept walking and the front passenger got out, grabbed her and tried to drag her into the vehicle, police said. The girl struggled and was able to break free before running to safety.
The attacker got back into the SUV, which drove off eastbound in the alley between George Street and Oakdale Avenue, police said in the alert.
The community alert gave descriptions of the three attackers, but did not have an age range or specify which description fitted the driver or either passenger.
The first man was described in the alert as Hispanic and about 5-foot-7, with a chunky build and medium complexion. He was clean shaven, bald in front with close-cropped black hair.
The man was wearing black cotton sweat pants, black and red Air Jordan gym shoes, and a gray hooded sweatshirt with red writing on the front and red writing with a picture of a building on the rear.
The second attacker was described in the alert as Hispanic, with dark brown hair down to just below his ears and a thin black mustache. He had an earring in his left ear and a piercing in his left eyebrow, and was wearing a black sweater.
The third suspect was described only as Hispanic, with short black hair and wearing a black hoodie, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8261.