Category Archives: Attempted Child Abductions

Child Luring Attempt Made On Chicago’s Northwest Side

There was an alleged child luring attempt made on Chicago’s Northwest Side (Belmont Cragin neighborhood) Tuesday morning, November 18, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, the child luring attempt happened shortly before 8:00 a.m., as two children in the 5400 block of West Schubert Avenue were approached by a woman driving a black four-door car that also had three men and two children.  The woman offered the two children a ride, which the children declined, and then asked a second time, and the children also declined this second offer.  The woman then drove off.

The driver was described as a middle-age white woman with medium-length blond hair.  During the child luring attempt, she was wearing a black jacket.

The car had a white stripe across the taillights, and possibly the Illinois license plate contained the digits 97732.

Those with information about this child luring incident should contact the Chicago Police Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged Chicago child luring attempt can be found in a variety of media sources, including the November 18, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops warn of attempted child luring in Belmont Cragin neighborhood” as well as the November 18 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Woman tried to lure two children into car in Belmont Cragin.”

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Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s Scottsdale Neighborhood

There was an alleged child luring incident in Chicago’s Scottsdale neighborhood on October 5, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the child luring incident happened on October 5 in the 7700 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, at approximately 7:10 p.m.  At that time, a man offered two children, ages 10 and 12, money in exchange for coming with him.

The man ran from the area after the children’s parents as well as neighbors saw him and chased him off.

This alleged assailant is described as 25-30 years old; black, having a dark complexion; 5’8″-6’00” tall; 150-160 pounds.  During the luring incident he was wearing a black shirt with a white logo.

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

Additional details, including a sketch of the suspect, can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 19, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police release sketch of child-luring suspect” as well as the October 19 abc7chicago.com article titled “Sketch released in attempted child luring.”

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Child Luring Incident In Chicago’s Washington Heights Neighborhood

Chicago Police report that there was a Chicago child luring attempt on September 4, 2014, involving two people who tried to lure a 9-year-old boy into a car in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

The incident happened at approximately 3:05 p.m., and the two people who attempted to lure the boy into their car were driving an older red Cadillac with a white top.  This alleged  child luring incident happened near Sangamon and 98th Place, according to the Chicago Police community alert.

The driver of the car was identified as a black male, age 30-40, with a dark complexion.  He had  short dark hair as well as facial hair.

Those with information concerning this attempted child luring incident should contact Chicago Police Area South detectives at (312) 747-8271.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 15, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Police:  Pair try to lure boy into car in Washington Heights” as well as the September 15 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Pair Try To Lure Boy Into Car In Washington Heights.”

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Child Luring Attempt Made In Chicago’s Sauganash Neigborhood

There was an alleged child luring attempt in Chicago’s Sauganash neighborhood (North Side) on Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, this child luring attempt happened in the 5800 block of North Kostner Avenue around 4:15 p.m., when a man in a white panel van told a group of kids who were riding their bikes to get inside the van.  The children rode away and the man drove away in his van.

The man has a long, dark beard and his van was described as a white panel van with a colorful logo on its side.

Those with information concerning this luring attempt are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 2, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Police Warn of Attempted Kidnapping in Sauganash” as well as the September 2 wgntv.com article titled “Police:  Man tried to lure children into van.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt In Aurora, Illinois

There was an alleged attempted child abduction today (August 29, 2014) in Aurora, Illinois.

According to Aurora Police, the attempt happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Gladstone Street as a 12-year-old girl was walking to school.

At that time, two men in a red, older sedan (described as a “beater”) approached the girl and summoned her to the vehicle in the hopes of getting her into the car.

The girl immediately ran to a nearby friend’s house and called Aurora Police.

According to Aurora Police, the suspects are described as two African-American males in their 30s.  The passenger had a mustache and goatee, and was wearing a black t-shirt during the attempted child luring.

Those with information concerning this alleged child luring incident are asked to call Aurora Police at 630-256-5500.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 29, 2014 The Beacon-News article titled “Police:  Men attempted to lure Aurora child into car” as well as the August 29 Naperville Patch article titled “Two Men Attempted To Lure 12-Year-Old Girl in Aurora:  Police.

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