Man reports being abducted in Lincoln Park, robbed, then dumped in Lakeview

Police are investigating after a man said he was abducted on a Lincoln Park street by men who robbed him in their car and then dumped him in Lakeview on Wednesday evening.

The 22-year-old told police a red Lexus SUV rolled up next to him on the 2300 block of North Clark and someone pulled him into the vehicle around 6 p.m.

He said two men choked, punched, beat, and threatened him with a knife inside the car as a third man drove them around the area, according to Officer Ronald Westbrooks, a CPD spokesperson. The men demanded the victim’s property and took his wallet, cash, keys, headphones, hat, and jewelry before pushing him out of the car on the 3500 block of North Ravenswood, Westbrooks said.

He suffered a swollen eye and a bloody nose. The man said one of the offenders slashed him across the stomach with a knife, but the blade did not cause any visible injuries.

He was only able to describe one of the offenders, according to Westbrooks: A Black male between 18- and 25-years-old who stands 6-feet to 6’5” tall and weighs 120-150 pounds.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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