CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — Chicago Police say two men were found handcuffed and duct taped in the back of a van after they said they were abducted Thursday by suspects posing as police officers.
Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said, “As you may suspect, we take reports like this extremely seriously. In their preliminary investigation to corroborate information, Detectives have serious concerns about legitimacy of what was reported to police. Our investigation continues.”
The men, ages 65 and 55, told police they were sitting in the van, waiting for a traffic light to change in the 4000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at 11:37 p.m, according to WLS.
Then, according to the men, three suspects got out of a white van an approached them, forced their way into the victims’ van and identified themselves as police.
The victims told police the suspects showed them a badge before handcuffing and duct-taping them in the back of the van.
One suspect allegedly drove the victims’ van while the other two returned to the white van. According to the victims, the suspect took a cell phone and cash before they were able to escape in the 100 block of West 94th Street, where they walked to the 95th Street CTA Red Line Station at 1:41 a.m.
Police say neither victim was injured and detectives are investigating the incident.
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