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Police: Man offered Harvard child candy to get into car

HARVARD – Authorities are searching for a man who asked a young child to get into his car in exchange for candy, according to the Harvard Police Department.

An 11-year-old boy was walking to school around 8 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Grant and University streets when a man offered him candy to get into his vehicle, according to a news release. The boy refused and quickly fled the area on foot and the man drove away.

The man was described as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, and red and white gym shoes. The vehicle was a black, four-door car, with black rims and tinted windows.

Anyone with information can contact the Harvard Police Department at 815-943-4431 or Crime Stoppers at 815-943-4343.

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