Category Archives: Attempted Child Abductions

Alleged Child Kidnapping Attempt On Chicago’s Southwest Side

There was an alleged child kidnapping attempt in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood (Southwest Side) this morning, June 20, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, this incident first started as a child luring attempt and happened at Mozart and 43rd Street at approximately 7:55 a.m.  At that time, a male driver traveling in a car with another man first tried to talk to a boy, and then demanded the boy to get into his car.   When the boy didn’t comply, the man got out of the car and chased the boy north on Mozart.

The boy was able to get away.

Additional details, including the suspects’ descriptions, and possible updates concerning this alleged attempted Chicago child abduction attempt is seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police seek 2 in Brighton Park attempted kidnapping.”

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Alleged Attempted Abduction Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Chicago’s Gage Park

There was an alleged attempt to abduct a 15-year-old girl last night (June 17, 2014) in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood.  This kidnap attempt is considered especially concerning as it happened along a heavily traveled area in daylight.

According to Chicago Police, this abduction attempt happened at approximately 8:30 p.m., as the girl was jogging on California Avenue near West 50th Street.  At that time, a car containing four or five men pulled alongside the girl, and a man in his 20s jumped out of the car and attempted to pull her into the vehicle.  As he did so, he said “get in the car.”

The girl was able to break free from the man’s grip, and the men drove from the scene.

According to the Community Alert, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark brown shorts.

The car the men were driving in is described as a dark blue sedan with tinted rear windows.

Chicago Police are asking those with information concerning this alleged Chicago kidnapping attempt to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 18, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Cops:  Teen Girl Attacked While Jogging” as well as the June 18 dnainfo.com article titled “Men Try to Abduct Girl, 15, in Gage Park, Police Say.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s Hermosa Neighborhood

There was an alleged child luring incident Sunday night (June 15, 2014) in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood (Northwest Side).

According to the Chicago Police Department, this child luring incident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Tripp Avenue.

A man, believed to be in his 20s, driving a white SUV approached two boys, ages 6 and 7.  He attempted to start a conversation with the boys and attempted to convince them to get into the SUV, and at one point displayed a gun.

The boys ignored the man, and the SUV fled the area.

According to Chicago Police, the man wore a green hooded sweatshirt and black pants.  The white SUV he drove had black tape on the windows.

Those with information concerning this alleged Chicago child luring attempt are asked to call the Chicago Police Area North Detective Division at 312-744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police:  Driver with a gun tries to lure kids into SUV” as well as the June 16 NBC Chicago article titled “Man With Gun Tries Luring Kids Into SUV on NW Side.”

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June 2, 2014 Child Luring Incident In Chicago’s North Lawndale Neighborhood

There was an alleged Chicago child luring attempt Monday evening (June 2, 2014) on Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood (West Side.)

According to the Chicago Police Department, this child luring incident happened at approximately 6:45 p.m., as a girl was walking in the 1500 block of South Keeler Avenue.  At that time, a man drove up to her and began talking to her, then waved various twenty dollar bills at her, and told her to come to the car.  At this point the girl ran home, and the man drove off eastbound.

An excerpt from the June 5, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Man wanted for attempted child luring in North Lawndale,” describing the suspect in this alleged child abduction attempt:

He is described as a 35- to 45-year-old white man with short black hair, a chubby face, light complexion and a clean, groomed beard, police said. He was wearing a white baseball hat with one black horizontal stripe and a red T-shirt.

He was driving a white Ford Explorer, police said.

Those with information concerning this Chicago child luring incident are asked to call Chicago Police Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the June 5 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Man wanted for attempted child luring in North Lawndale.”

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Chicago Child Luring Attempt In Lincoln Park

According to Chicago Police, a man attempted to lure three children into his van in Lincoln Park on Saturday evening, May 31, 2014.

This alleged child luring attempt was made at approximately 7:40 p.m., when a man in a van asked three children – two girls and a boy – if they wanted candy.  This incident happened in the 2600 block of North Hartland Court.

The children, said to range in age from seven to nine years old, ran from the scene and told their parents.

The man then drove from the scene.

An excerpt from the June 2, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Man tried luring children in Lincoln Park” :

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with a scruffy beard, mustache, and multiple teeth missing, police said. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a black shirt and sunglasses.

His vehicle is described as a black van with rust spots, a dent on the passenger side’s rear corner fender, and no side windows in the back, police said. There was a dog inside the vehicle, possibly a golden retriever.

Those with information concerning this alleged Chicago child abduction attempt are asked to contact Chicago Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8200.  Anonymous tips can be made on Tipsoft.com

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the June 2 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops:  Man tried to lure kids into van on North Side.”

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