Police investigate alleged abduction, robbery in Lincoln Park

The man said he was walking near Halsted and Willow streets when the incident unfolded. | Google

Chicago police are investigating after a man reported being abducted and robbed as he walked from a bar in Lincoln Park early Wednesday.

The 68-year-old Rogers Park resident told police that two men pushed him from behind, implied they had a weapon, and forced him into a vehicle as he walked on the 1700 block of North Halsted around 1:15 a.m.

Police said the man reported that the abductors drove him to an ATM where they forced him to surrender his PIN so they could withdraw cash from his bank account.

They then dropped him off in an alley on the 2400 block of North Lincoln and fled, the man reported.

According to the victim, he had left a bar near Armitage and Halsted shortly before the alleged abduction.

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