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Police: Man tried pulling woman in to van in Albany Park

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a woman in the North Side Albany Park neighborhood Thursday morning.

The woman was walking on the corner of Ainsle and Karlov avenues about 9:20 a.m. when a man got out of the back of a van and walked up to her, police said in a community alert. He grabbed the woman, ripped her clothing and pulled her toward the van saying, "Come in my car," police said.

When the woman pulled out her cell phone, the man let go of her to knock the phone out of her hand, and she was able to run away, police said.

The suspect is described as a 160-pound white man between 45 to 55 years old, standing 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, police said. He has a light complexion, brown eyes, gray hair with a portion dyed brown, gray beard and a trimmed mustache, police said.

He was wearing a dirty navy blue jacket and t-shirt, as well as dirty blue jeans, police said.

The van was described as an older white vehicle with writing on one of the sides, police said. It had a ladder attached to the roof with yellow rope, police said.

The van has no windows, except on the back doors, through which construction tools and an orange cable were visible, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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