Community alert issued after kidnapping report

January 12, 2010 9:07:04 AM PST
Police on Chicago's West Side have issued a community alert after the alleged attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl.A 14-year-old told police she was walking in the 3900-block of West Van Buren Monday around 6:30 a.m. on her way to school when a man in a four-door, silver Cadillac Escalade ordered her into his vehicle, threatening her with a blue-steel handgun.

Police say the victim was able to escape the vehicle by jumping out, at which point two Good Samaritans helped her to safety.

The offender is described as a black man, possibly in his 40s, 5'10"-6'2", medium build , approximately 200 lbs. with black hair, small braids, brown eyes, a goatee and dark complexion. The kidnapper was last seen wearing a red baseball cap and red jacket with a gold chain.