Police are searching for a man they believe fondled a 6-year-old girl as the girl and her father shoppedin the Northwest Side's Mayfair neighborhood Monday.
The incident happened about 3:15 p.m. Monday, in a store in the 4600 block of North Elston Avenue.
The suspect approached the girl and fondled her groin area, prompting the girl to scream and alert her father. The girl's father chased after the suspect, who fled the store, crossed Elston and ran southbound onto Kildare Avenue
The man was last seen in the west alley of Elston.
Authorities describe the offender as white or Hispanic, between 30 and 40 years old, clean-shaven, with short dark hair, 5'6'' to 5'8'' and 165 to 180 lbs.
He was wearing a black and red baseball cap, possibly with a Chicago Blackhawks or Cleveland Indians logo), with a zippered grey hooded sweatshirt and blue pants