Attempted abduction prompts community alert in Humboldt Park after teen ignores luring attempt

Chicago Police issue a community alert after the attempted abduction of a teenager earlier this week in the 3900 block of West Division.
March 8, 2014 3:20:12 PM PST
Chicago Police issue a community alert after the attempted abduction of a teenager earlier this week in the 3900 block of West Division.

Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood is on alert after police warn residents about a man who tried to lure a teenager girl into his car.

"I've got a little sister so it's kind of hard for me," said neighborhood resident Antwoine Carroll. "Now I got to think about how my sister's supposed to be getting home at night."

Investigators say it happened Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Division Street.

That's when police say a man attempted to talk a 15-year-old girl into getting into his car.

The teen ignored the man, walked home safely and was unharmed.

Longtime West Side resident and father Roosevelt Foreman just learned about the community alert, which was issued Friday night.

"I've got four girls and I haven't heard about the story," he said. "I didn't hear about it, so I'm concerned about it because sometimes I send my daughter here to get them a little snack every now and then."

While authorities say the teen was only able to give a very vague description of the suspect, she told officers that the man was driving a light blue four-door car that may have had the disability Illinois license plate number of 163-267.

It is unclear if the attempted abduction was captured by area security cameras.

Police are continuing their investigation. In the meantime, they're asking neighborhood residents to be away of the situation and not to let their children walk alone.