UPDATE: Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart's office said the suspect grabbed a 12-year-old girl and tried to drag her into a wooded area in Maine Township on Wednesday.
She fought back. He covered her mouth with his hands, and she bit his hand and escaped.
Police searched the area south of the 9600 block of Golf Road, and enlisted a helicopter and K-9 units in the effort. They found white headphones the offender was reportedly wearing, but nothing further.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years-old, approximately 5’8”- 5’10” tall, and approximately 170 to 190 pounds. He wore an orange and brown hooded sweatshirt and black and white pants.
Sheriff Dart asks anyone with information to call Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896.
Cook County Sheriff's Police are investigating an attempted child abduction Wednesday in the area of 9600 W. Golf Road. The area is in Maine Township, in unincorporated Des Plaines. Patch.com will update if more information becomes available.
It provided this information:
The CCSPD is investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred on May 1, 2013 in the area of 9600 W. Golf Road in unincorporated Des Plaines. The offender is described as a male (white or Hispanic), 20-30 years of age, 5’8” to 5’10”, weighing about 170-190 lbs. The offender was wearing an orange/brown hooded jacket and black/white striped pants. The offender attempted to abduct a middle school-age female victim. The offender may frequent the area of Golf and Potter in Maine Township. Any information, please contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department Investigations at 708-865-4896.
Park Ridge Police also can be reached at 911, for emergencies, or the non-emergency line at 847-318-5252.