Category Archives: Attempted Child Abductions

Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

There was an alleged attempted child abduction Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted child abduction involved an 11-year-old girl walking home from school at approximately 3:35 p.m., when she was walking in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street.  At that time, a man approached her from behind and attempted to force her into the back of a white van.

The girl was able to resist the abduction effort and then contact Chicago Police.

However, as seen in an excerpt from the August 26, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Young Girl Flees Kidnapper, But Sees Another Girl Duct-Taped in Van:  Police” :

During the struggle, the girl spotted a young black girl around 12-years-old in the van screaming for help with her hands and legs duct taped, police said.

The suspect is described as 5’11″ in height and was wearing a ski mask and black clothing during the child abduction attempt. The white van was described as “full-size” with “painted over windows.”

Those with information are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates are seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago police investigating reported child abduction.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side

There was an alleged child luring attempt on Chicago’s North Side Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, the child luring attempt happened at Hermitage and Diversey at approximately 5:00 p.m.

The incident involved the driver of a white 4-door taxi, with black rims, talking to a girl and trying to lure her into the car.

The girl did not talk to the man, and fled.

The driver of the taxi is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, with short black hair.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing a gray shirt.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 24, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Attempted child luring reported on North Side” as well as the August 24 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Cab Driver Tried To Abduct Girl On North Side.”

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Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinois

There was an alleged attempted child abduction Sunday night (August 17, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois.

According to Palatine Police, this child abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 500 block of West Helen Road.

It involved a man getting out of his minivan and approaching two girls.  He told one of them to come over to him, and then reached out and grabbed her.  The girl was able to get away, while the second girl ran to a house to call police.  The man then fled the area in his minivan.

The man’s minivan was described as an older minivan, dark in color and possibly silver.

An excerpt from the August 18, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Police:  Man attempted to abduct Palatine girls“:

The man is described as being in his 30s with a dark complexion, around 6 feet tall, heavy set, with thinning hair and dark facial stubble. He was wearing a white shirt and tan shorts.

Those with information concerning the alleged child abduction and/or the alleged assailant are asked to call the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 18 Arlington Heights Patch article titled “Police Investigate Attempted Abduction in Palatine.”

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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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