Bolingbrook Police today said that are investigating two alleged child abduction attempts that happened this week, involving two different female victims.
The first attempt happened on Tuesday (January 29) afternoon at approximately 3:20 p.m. This alleged attempt involved a 16-year-old female who said she was approached from behind and grabbed a short distance from Bolingbrook High School. The man who grabbed her tried to pull her into his vehicle.
According to the Chicago Tribune article of today titled “Bolingbrook police investigating 2 attempted abductions” :
A bystander saw the girl struggling with the man and yelled at him, prompting the man to get in his vehicle and drive away, police said.
The girl went home and told a parent what happened, police said. The parent then called 911.
The second alleged child abduction attempt happened at approximately 2:10 p.m. Thursday (January 31.) In this attempt, a man followed another 16-year-old girl who was walking home from school into her apartment building. The man grabbed the girl from behind as she walked onto the second floor the building. The girl was able to fight off the assailant, and the man fled.
Both alleged abduction attempts remain under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the February 1 Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the February 1 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Another Bolingbrook Student Reports Abduction Attempt.”
As well, Valley View School District 365U has news regarding the Thursday incident titled “Friday ParentLink regarding another attempted child abduction.”