There was an alleged child abduction attempt Monday (March 20, 2017) in Lockport. The incident happened in the area of Oak Avenue and Green Garden Place.
According to information provided by the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the child abduction attempt happened as a 15-year-old girl was waiting for a bus at approximately 6:30 a.m. At that time, a man attempted to pull the girl into his car by grabbing her around the waist.
The girl was able to escape the man and then ran home.
The man’s car is described as a small silver sedan, with several large rust spots on the car, especially on the trunk. At the time of the incident, the car didn’t have license plates on it.
An excerpt from the March 21, 2017 Homer Glen Patch, titled “15-Year-Old Girl Escapes Kidnapping Attempt In Lockport Township“:
The sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in identifying the vehicle or offender. Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigation Division at 815-727-8574 or after business hours, call the non-emergency number at 815-727-8575.
Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois child abduction attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Homer Glen Patch article mentioned above as well as the March 22 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Man Attempted To Abduct 15-Year-Old Girl In Lockport.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.