Category Archives: Attempted Child Abductions

Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s River North Neighborhood

Chicago Police have reported an attempt to kidnap a girl as she was walking in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of March 17, 2015 titled “Man Attempts to Lure Girl into Car in River North:  Police“:

At approximately 8:25 a.m., a 12-year-old girl was walking along the 500 block of West Elm Street when the suspect attempted to lure her into his car, police said. The girl escaped harm after running from the scene and alerting school security.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, who at the time of the child luring attempt was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and was driving a small four-door car.

Those with information concerning this incident or suspect are asked to call Chicago Police at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above as well as the March 18 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police warn of attempted child luring near school on Near North Side.”

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Attempt To Lure Child In Chicago’s Marquette Park Neighborhood

Chicago Police report of a child luring attempt made on Saturday afternoon (March 7, 2015) in Chicago’s Marquette Park (Southwest Side) neighborhood.  This child luring attempt involved a man who allegedly tried to lure a girl into his car.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the attempt was made at approximately 12:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Mozart Avenue.  At this time, a black male, described as being in his 60s, tried to get the girl into his black Nissan Armada.

After the girl refused the request, the man drove from the scene.

The suspect is said to have a medium complexion and short gray hair.  At the time of the child luring attempt, he was wearing a green t-shirt.

Those with information concerning this incident or the suspect should contact Chicago Police Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Chicago child luring attempt can be found in a variety of media sources including the March 8, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police:  Man tries to lure girl on South Side” as well as the March 8 abc7chicago.com article titled “Attempted child luring reported in Marquette Park.”

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Man Arrested For Alleged Child Abduction Attempt In Skokie

There has been an arrest made regarding an alleged child abduction attempt made in Skokie on January 20, 2015.

The man arrested for the alleged attempted child abduction is Gabino Torres, 36, of Chicago.  An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article of February 12, 2015 titled “Gabino Torres charged in attempted kidnapping of 13-year-old girl in Skokie“:

Torres, of the 7200-block of North Bell Avenue in Chicago, was charged with unlawful restraint and attempted kidnapping.

The abduction attempt happened at approximately 3:20 p.m., as a 13-year-old girl was walking to Niles North High School.  At that time, a man driving a small blue-colored SUV, or similar vehicle, got out of his vehicle and asked the girl for directions.  After doing so, he allegedly grabbed the girl and attempted to pull her to his car.  She was able to escape after hitting him in the jaw with a padlock that she was carrying in her bag.

At that point the man left the area in his vehicle.

Police were aided by a detailed description of the assailant, who was said to be missing two fingers from his right hand.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this alleged child abduction attempt in Skokie can be found in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the February 12, 2015 Deerfield Patch article titled “Skokie Police Arrest Chicago Man for Trying to Snatch Teen.”

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Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s East Garfield Park Neighborhood

According to Chicago Police, there was a child luring attempt made this afternoon (December 21, 2014) on Chicago’s West Side.

This child luring attempt happened in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, in the 1400 block of South Christiana Avenue, and involved a man who approached a girl and tried to lure him into his vehicle.

Additional details regarding this Chicago child luring attempt can be seen in the December 21, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops warn of attempted child luring on West Side.”

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Attempted Child Kidnapping In Maywood, Illinois

There was an attempted child kidnapping on Friday (December 12, 2014) in Maywood, according to prosecutors.

This child abduction attempt happened outside a Family Dollar store located at 1019 W. Madison Street, and involved a man asking a 7-year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school.

A bystander – suspecting that the girl did not know the man – asked the girl if she knew the man, to which she replied that she did not.  After the girl got into the man’s car, the bystander was able to get the girl out of the car.

An excerpt concerning the alleged assailant from the Chicago Tribune article of December 13, 2014, titled “$1M bail for man who allegedly tried to kidnap girl from store“:

Marlon S. Ellis, 42, 1500 block of South 9th Street, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Saturday by Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. Ellis was charged with aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the December 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled  “Prosecutors:  Good Samaritan thwarts kidnapping of girl.”

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