Girl escapes would-be kidnappers on way to school; suspects at large

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teen girl is safe Saturday after two men attempted to force her into their van in Calumet Heights.

The 13-year-old girl was on her way to school in the 8700 block of South Crandon Avenue just after 8 a.m. Friday when two men wearing all-black clothing and black ski masks got out of a white van.

The men grabbed the girl by her backpack and attempted to pull her toward the van. The girl was able to break a strap on the backpack and ran to school.

The girl was not injured. Police said the van had a silver roof rack. The incident is under investigation.
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