Police: Teen escapes from kidnappers

November 15, 2011 2:29:30 PM PST
Chicago police issued a community alert after a teen was kidnapped on the West Side Monday morning near Garfield Park.

The 17-year-old female victim says she was waiting at a bus stop around 7:30 a.m. in the 300-block of North Kedzie when a van pulled to the curb and a person forced her inside. Police say the teen was able to escape when she was left alone in a garage.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a purple van with gray putty patches on the passenger side. Anyone with information should call police.