Evanston attempted kidnapping: Woman fights off would-be abductors but suspects still at large, police say

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) — Evanston police are searching for two men they said tried to kidnap a woman Monday afternoon.

Police said the 18-year-old woman was on her way to work around 4 p.m. in the 1200-block of Fowler near Crain Street when she noticed a gray sedan driving in her direction. It then parked across the street.

“Two male subjects exited the vehicle grabbed her, picked her up. At that point she fought them off and ran southbound in the 1200-block of Fowler to her workplace,” Evanston Sgt. Sophia Syed said.

Police said they have canvassed the area and were able to gather surveillance video, but have not been able to find the two suspects.

The woman was not injured.

If you have any information that may help investigators, please contact the Evanston Police Department.

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