Attempted Kidnapping

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Man Charged With Trying To Abduct Girl, Who Escaped By Hitting Him With Padlocks

Gabino A. Torres, 36, of the 7200 block of North Bell Avenue in Chicago is in custody charged with unlawful restraint and attempted kidnapping, according to Skokie police.


Lovelock padlocks are seen bearing messages at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, north-west England on June 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Girl Pummels Would-Be Kidnapper With Padlocks To Face: Skokie Police

The girl was walking from Old Orchard Junior High to Niles North High School about 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 20 when a blue SUV pulled into the parking lot of Golf Galaxy at 4831 Golf Road.


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Man Wanted In Attempted Kidnapping Of Girl, 11

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl Monday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.


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Police Warn Belmont-Cragin Residents Of Child Abduction Attempt

About 6:30 p.m., a man believed to be 50 to 60 years old walked up to three children in the 5700 block of West Belden and started talking to them, police said in a community alert. The man tried to lure them with money, but the children did not talk to him and ran off “to safety,” police said.


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Police Investigate Report Of Girl Duct Taped Inside Van In Woodlawn

According to a community alert from Chicago Police, the girl was walking home from school in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street shortly before 4 p.m., when a man grabbed her from behind, and tried to pull her into a white full-sized van with painted windows.


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Man Wanted For Woodlawn Kidnapping Attempt

Two children were walking to school near the 6100 block of South Rhodes Avenue on Monday morning, when a man apparently tried to lure them into his car.


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Man Charged After Trying To Abduct 10-Year-Old In Englewood

Two city workers are being hailed as heroes after stepping in and saving a boy during an attempted kidnapping Thursday morning.


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Man Charged With Trying To Kidnap 2 Girls In Bolingbrook In January

A 20-year old man was behind bars in Will County Thursday morning, after allegedly trying to kidnap two girls on their way home from school in January.

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Police Search For Man Who Tried To Kidnap Girl, 8, In Little Village

Chicago Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a young girl Wednesday evening in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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Man Tries To Kidnap Girl, 14, On Southwest Side

Chicago Police have issued a community alert about the attempted kidnapping Tuesday of a girl on the Southwest Side.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

Kelly Davis plays with his 2-year-old daughter Myla in the front yard of their Zion home. On Aug. 25, 2012, a man tried to abduct Myla while she was playing on the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, but Davis intervened and chased the man down. (Credit: CBS)

Zion Dad Chases Down Man Who Tried To Abduct Daughter At Daley Plaza

A 55-year-old man with a previous criminal record allegedly tried to kidnap a 2-year-old Zion girl at Daley Plaza last weekend, but the girl’s father stopped him, then chased him down until police were able to arrest the man.

CBS 2–08/28/2012

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Man Tries To Kidnap Girl, 14, In Edison Park

Advice about watching out for Mr. Stranger-Danger is as good today as it was decades ago, as there was an attempted kidnapping Tuesday on the city’s Far Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

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Man Grabs, Tries To Kidnap Girl On SW Side

Police have issued a community alert to let Southwest Side residents know about the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl last week.


Sketch of the suspect in a robbery and attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl at 8401 S. Ashland Av. on Sept. 8, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Gresham Attack

Police have released a sketch of the suspect in an attack on a 14-year-old girl at a CTA bus stop earlier this month in the Gresham neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2011

This is an artist's rendering of an attempted kidnapper who approached two girls in the Ravenswood neighborhood. (Chicago Police)

Police Search For Attempted Kidnapper In Ravenswood

Police are searching for a man who tried to lure two girls to his vehicle in the Northwest Side Ravenswood neighborhood on Aug. 16.


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Police Search For Men Who Tried To Kidnap Girl In Englewood

Police are looking for two men who tried to lure a young girl into their van and kidnap her in the Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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Woman Attacked On Lakefront Bike Path

Joggers are being warned after a man attacked a woman on the bike path alongside Lake Shore Drive in broad daylight last week.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

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Police Investigate Attempted Kidnapping

Police are warning residents about a possible attempted kidnapping in west suburban Sugar Grove.


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Man Tries To Lure Girls On Northwest Side

Police are looking for a man who tried to lure two young girls into his car, as they walked home from a Far Northwest Side school earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2010