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Man made ‘sexual motion,’ tried talking to middle school student in Zion, police say

Police are searching for the driver of this Toyota Camry sedan that was captured on surveillance video.

Police are searching for a man in a vehicle who tried talking to a middle school student and then made a “sexual motion” towards the student as they were walking to school in Zion.

The Zion Police Department said that the incident occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday to a Zion Central Middle School student.

The student was walking to school and was in the area of Salem Meats and Grocery, 2439 Galilee Avenue, when a vehicle approached and the driver attempted to engage the student in conversation several times, police said.

The driver of the vehicle also made a sexual motion to the student, who continued walking away.

The student described the driver as a male black, light complexion, thin build and in his mid to early 20s. The driver had a short afro and was possibly wearing square glasses with thin frames.

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Police said that the suspect’s vehicle is a light-colored 2006-2012 Toyota Camry sedan with a dented driver’s side door. No license plate information is available.

Surveillance cameras were able to capture a photo of the suspect’s vehicle. Anyone with information about the man or his vehicle is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.