Search Continues for Suspects Sought in South Suburban Abductions - NBC Chicago

Search Continues for Suspects Sought in South Suburban Abductions

The suspects in a Nov. 16 abduction in Frankfort are also believed to be responsible for a second similar crime

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    Authorities Investigate South Suburban Abductions

    A scary situation is ongoing in the south suburbs as police look for suspects who are allegedly abducting people and forcing them to withdraw thousands of dollars from their bank accounts. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria has more. 

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019)

    Police are searching for suspects in a pair of November abductions that took place in suburban Frankfort and New Lenox. 

    In the most recent incident, a man was abducted from his driveway as he was leaving his home for work in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, where police said four men wearing skimasks directed the victim at gunpoint to an SUV.  

    The man's family reported him missing, but not before the suspects forced him to make several stops at stores. The suspects then used the victim's bank cards while he stayed inside the vehicle. 

    The man was later dropped off, unharmed, in northwest Indiana. 

    Suspects Sought in Frankfort Carjacking, Armed Robberies

    Suspects Sought in Frankfort Carjacking, Armed Robberies

    A search is underway for two suspects who allegedly kidnapped a woman and forced her to withdraw money to make purchases. NBC 5's Dick Johnson has the details.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 18, 2019)

    Investigators believe the crime is related to a separate abduction in which three men abducted a woman in nearby Frankfort on Nov. 16, and forced her to make purchases at several locations.  

    The suspects abducted the victim in her own car, forcing her to withdraw cash or either spend money at various locations, police said. Officials estimated that approximately $8,000 was taken. 

    The woman was later dropped off in Chicago unharmed with her vehicle, police said. 

    Police also believe the suspects, or people working with them, are responsible for a separate armed robbery that occurred hours earlier the same morning at a Shell/Circle K gas station on LaGrange Road. 

    Authorities in Will County are asking residents to be extra cautious of their surroundings while they continue to investigate the incidents. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Frankfort Police Department at 815-469-9435 or the Will County Sheriff's Office at 815-727-8574.

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