Algonquin police are asking parents to speak with their children about safety after a man approached a girl and asked her if she wanted a ride home Tuesday afternoon.
Police said a man in a vehicle approached the child at the intersection of Barrett and Broadsmore drives about 3:45 p.m.
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The girl described the vehicle as an older model dark red or maroon minivan with small wheels and rust spots on the body.
The suspicious person was described as a black man possibly in his 20s or 30s who was bald with a clean-shaven face, according to police.
The girl fled the scene. Anyone with information that can lead to the identity of the driver is asked to call police at (847) 658-4531.