Category Archives: Attempted Child Abductions

Alleged Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s Logan Square Neighborhood

There was an alleged child luring incident in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 2014.

According to a Chicago Police community alert, this child luring attempt happened at approximately 3:30 p.m., as a man approached two boys, ages 9 and 11, in the 2900 block of West Cortland Street and asked them if they wanted to get into a nearby parked white van.

The boys declined the offer and continued to walk home.

According to the community alert, the suspect is described as being a black male, 45-50 years old, 5’10″, 200-230 lbs, and bald.  At the time of this alleged child luring attempt, he was wearing a white t-shirt and dark paints that had yellow stripes at the knees.

Those with information concerning this incident or the suspect are encouraged 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 March 20, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Police Warn Of Man Luring Kids In Logan Square” as well as the March 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police issue alert after Northwest Side attempted luring.”

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Alleged Child Abduction Attempt In Chicago’s Little Village

There was an alleged attempted child abduction outside of an elementary school in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood last week.

According to a  Chicago Police community alert, this alleged child abduction attempt happened on Friday (March 14) as a 9-year-old girl was outside of an elementary school in the 2800 block of West 24th Blvd at approximately 2:45 p.m.  At that time, a woman – who was with two other girls –  approached the 9-year-old girl, called the girl by name, and told her, “Your grandmother told me to come get you.”

The woman then grabbed the girl by the arm and tried to walk away with her.

The girl was able to break away from the woman when she saw her father.

The woman is described in the alert as Hispanic, 40-50 years old, about 5’1″, approximately 180 lbs, and has several moles on her face.  At the time of this alleged incident, the woman was wearing a pink sweater.

Those with information should call Chicago Police Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 17, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops:  Woman tried to lure, grabbed 9-year-old on West Side” as well as the March 17 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Woman Tried To Lure Child Outside Little Village School.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt In Chicago’s West Woodlawn Neighborhood

There was an alleged child luring attempt made in Chicago’s West Woodlawn neighborhood on Monday morning, March 10, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, this attempt involved a man driving a car pulling up to two children who were walking to school, and claiming that he was their uncle.  This happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Rhodes Avenue.

A concerned citizen intervened, asking the children if they knew the man in the car.  When they indicated they did not, the man drove off.

According to Chicago Police, the man’s car was burgundy in color and had four doors.  According to witnesses, the man was black with cornrows and approximately 35 years old.  He also had “a goatee connected to a bushy beard.”

Those with information concerning this alleged child luring attempt are asked to call Chicago Police at 312-747-8380.

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Alleged Child Luring Incident In Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood

There was an alleged child luring incident in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon (March 5, 2014).

According to a Chicago Police community alert, the incident happened in the 3900 block of West Division at aproximately 1:00 p.m.  A man attempted to convince a 15-year-old girl to get into his car as she was walking.  The girl walked away.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years old, who at the time of the alleged child luring attempt was wearing a dark hoodie.  His car is described as a light blue sedan, possibly with handicap license plate of 163-267.

Those with information concerning this alleged child abduction attempt, or concerning the suspect, are asked to call Chicago Police Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 8 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops:  Driver tries to lure teen in Humboldt Park neighborhood” as well as the March 8 DNAInfo.com article titled “Police Look for Man Who Tried to Lure Teenage Girl in Humboldt Park.

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s Northwest Side

There was an alleged child luring attempt on Chicago’s Northwest Side (Budlong Woods neighborhood) on Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2014.

Chicago Police issued a community alert concerning this alleged child luring attempt.  This incident happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. when two men attempted to lure a 15-year-old girl into their car in the 2900 block of West Foster Avenue.

An excerpt from the February 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops:  Men try to lure teen to car on Northwest Side” :

The girl was walking down the block when an older model white sedan with two men inside approached, according to police. The men, believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, began talking with the girl in an attempt to lure her into the car, according to the alert. The car’s passenger is described as a man with a medium complexion, short black hair, wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans. A detailed description of the driver was not provided.

According to the alert, the girl was able to flee.

Those with information concerning this alleged Chicago child luring attempt are asked to contact Chicago Police Area North Detectives at (312)-744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above.

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