Police say a suspect tried luring two children, who were on the way to their bus stops, into his minivan in Round Lake Tuesday morning.
The Round Lake Police Department responded around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday to the 30 block of MacGillis Drive in Round Lake for reports of child luring.
Round Lake Police Chief David Prus told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers received two separate luring reports of juveniles.
The incidents occurred on MacGillis Drive between Whispering Oaks Lane and Treehouse Lane.
Both children, described as pre-teens, were not together but in the same general area as each other, Prus said.
The male suspect engaged in a conversation with each child and tried to get them to enter his vehicle.
The suspect was unsuccessful in both attempts and fled the area before police arrived.
The children are students who were on their way to their bus stops, Prus said.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic or Asian, 5-foot-2 in height, with a slender and skinny build. He had short facial hair on his chin and spoke with a slight Spanish accent.
He was wearing blue jeans and a dark or black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, Prus said.
A surveillance camera captured the suspect’s vehicle, which is believed to be a Toyota Sienna minivan.
Officers in Round Lake will be conducting extra patrols in the subdivisions during school bus pickup and drop-off times.
Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call the Round Lake Police Department Investigations Section at 847-546-8112.
Those who have information on the cases and are reporting it after business hours should call the CenCom Dispatch Center at 847-270-9111.