Arlington Heights police have issued an alert about a suspicious-looking person who followed a Thomas Middle School student home near West Lynwood and North Kaspar avenues.
Police said the student went through several yards to try to evade the man.
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Every time the student went back to a street, the man was still looking at the student. The man did not speak to the child, police said.
The incident occurred at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the man is between 20 and 30 years old.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411 (tip411) or calling Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.