Elgin police locate teenager after ‘suspicious incident’

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Photo of the bike the teenage boy was riding before he was put into the back of a car Wednesday in Elgin. | Elgin Police Department

A teen who was seen being put in the back of a car Wednesday night while riding his bike in northwest suburban Elgin has been found safe, according to police.

The Hispanic teenager was riding a bike in the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue in Elgin at 7:45 p.m. when a car pulled up and several Hispanic males jumped out, punched the boy and knocked him off his bike, according to a statement from Elgin police.

The suspects then put the boy into their car and drove away, leaving the boy’s bike on the sidewalk, police said. The vehicle was described as a small passenger car with a loud muffler.

Police said Thursday afternoon that the teen has been found unharmed, and the incident was not criminal.

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