Friends thwart attempted abduction of girl, 13, in Carol Stream: police

“It was a unified front,” police said. “They went instinctively to the aid of their friend.”

SHARE Friends thwart attempted abduction of girl, 13, in Carol Stream: police
Police say the attack happened Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, near Flint Trail and Niagara Street in Carol Stream.

Police say the attack happened Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, near Flint Trail and Niagara Street in Carol Stream.

Google Maps

A group of friends rescued a 13-year-old girl from an attempted abduction last Friday in Carol Stream in the west suburbs, according to police.

A man in his 20s came up behind the girl about 8:50 p.m. in the area of Flint Trail and Niagara Street and wrapped her in his arms, according to Carol Stream police spokesman Dino Heckermann.

He tried to pick her up, but three other children nearby came to her defense and hit him repeatedly until he let her go, Heckermann said.

“It was a unified front,” Heckermann said. “They went instinctively to the aid of their friend.”

The man left on a bicycle that was silver or blue with a basket behind the seat, police said in a wanted flyer.

The attack, which hasn’t been connected to another incident, Heckermann said, happened in a residential area about a block from Roy De Shane Elementary School.

The suspect was between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet-tall, slender build, with a full beard and deep voice, police said. He wore a T-shirt with bright white lettering and an unknown phone number and company on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carol Street detectives Charters Roe at 630-327-0995 or Jon Grey at 630-417-0559.

The Latest
Police said the victims were inside a home in the 8000 block of South Vincennes Avenue in Chatham about 7:33 p.m. when two men entered and shot them.
Jashawn Forest, 20, was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled his death a homicide.
Rather than seeing his players give in to the growing adversity, coach Billy Donovan watched them turn the second half into a brawl — and eventually a win.
Two beloved former Hawks — Kane and Alex DeBrincat — led a late comeback for Detroit en route to a 3-2 overtime decision on an emotional day at the United Center.
Coach Billy Donovan will continue using different looks and schemes to help fill the void at a very thin spot on the roster, but a lot of the responsibility will fall on Caruso.