Evanston police responded to a report of an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl about 9:45 p.m. Thursday January 5, 2016 in the 1500-block of Howard Street.
The girl was approached by the suspect as she was walking home. He attempted to cover her face with a white rag or towel but the victim was able to escape and flee on foot, according to police.
The offender was last seen walking northbound through a parking lot in the 1300 block of Howard Street in Evanston.
The offender is described as a white male in his 50s, short and weighing about 130 pounds. He was wearing a brown hat and brown vest.
The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Evanston Police Department Juvenile Division at 847-866-5050 or use Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the information.
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