There was an attempted child abduction Monday morning (May 2, 2016) in Des Plaines.
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 a.m., in an unincorporated area near the 10000 block of Holly Lane.
At that time, a man who appeared to hold a knife called out to a 10-year-old boy to “come here.” The boy then ran home, and the man left the area.
An excerpt from the May 2, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man tried to abduct boy in Des Plaines“:
The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern or black man, thought to be in his 40s, standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot, weighing between 190 and 210 pounds, with dark brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion, police said. He has a birthmark or blemish above his eyebrow and was wearing a plaid Kangol type hat and a tan trench coat.
Those with information about this attempted child abduction are asked to contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at (708) 865-4896 or (847) 635-1188.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the May 2 Daily Herald article titled “Abduction attempt reported in Des Plaines area.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.