Tribune photo illustration

Tribune photo illustration

Chicago police have issued a community alert for the Wicker Park neighborhood after a man tried to lure a 10-year-old boy into his car while the child was walking to school this morning.

According to a release from the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs, the boy was walking to school through an alley in the 1300 block of North Claremont Avenue on the Near West Side when he was approached by a man in a black car. The man rolled down the window on his car and said to the boy: "Hey kid, come here and get in my car."

The boy refused and headed south down the alley while the man drove north in his car. The boy reported the incident when he arrived at school. Police also said the same man may have approached some other children a few minutes later about a block away.

Police said the man was white and was wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket; a light-colored goatee was visible around the mouth area of the mask. The man was driving a black 4-door Lincoln with white pinstripes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8200.

chicagobreaking@tribune.com | Twitter: @ChicagoBreaking