Police: Palatine man tried to abduct 3 children

Updated 1/29/2018 5:45 PM
  • Alan Sundberg

    Alan Sundberg

A Cook County judge on Monday set a $50,000 I-bond, also known as a personal recognizance bond, and ordered GPS monitoring for a 61-year-old Palatine man who police say attempted to abduct three boys under age 11.

Alan Sundberg, of the 200 block of South Rohlwing Road, is charged with three counts of child abduction and three counts of luring of a minor, authorities said. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison. Probation is also an option.

According to police, officers were called to the 200 block of South Rohlwing Road Saturday afternoon about a suspicious incident involving children.

The children were playing outside a Palatine apartment building at about 1:10 p.m. Saturday when a man drove up in a white car with Chicago Blackhawks license plates and dropped off a female passenger, said Assistant State's Attorney Katherine Bird.

The man asked them about a toy gun they were playing with, Bird said. He then asked if they wanted to get something to eat, showed them some money and told them he had more in the car, she said.

"The defendant was persistent that the victims should come with him and he could be trusted," Bird said.

Police say the children declined the man's invitation and he drove away. They immediately told their parents, who called police, Bird said. Officers arrived and saw Sundburg, whom the children identified, pull into the parking lot, Bird said.

Sundberg next appears in court on Feb. 22.

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