Chicago Police

Girl Escapes Attempted Kidnapping in Calumet Heights

Two men in ski masks approached the girl and started to pull her toward a van

A 13-year-old girl narrowly escaped a kidnapping Friday morning in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

The girl was approached by two men in ski masks at 8:10 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Crandon Avenue, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The men grabbed the girl’s backpack and started to pull her toward a van, telling her to “come here,” police said.

She pulled the other way and broke her bag’s strap, police said. She escaped and ran to school.

A safety alert has been issued along Michigan Avenue and Oak Street after a rash of frightening robberies. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez has the story. 

Police said the men wore black ski masks, black pants and black shoes. The van was white with a chrome roof rack.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8271.

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