Police question claim that men were kidnapped by suspects pretending to be cops

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CHICAGO —Chicago police are questioning the "legitimacy" of a report that two men were kidnapped, carjacked, robbed and driven across the city by three suspects who pretended to be police officers.

CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Friday morning that detectives now have serious concerns of what was reported to police. Guglielmi said a police investigation continues.

The incident started around 11:30 p.m. Thursday on the 4000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, as two men, ages 65 and 55, were sitting inside a white van stopped at a traffic light.

Police said then men claim three other men approached the vehicle, told them they were police officers, and showed a badge. They then handcuffed and duct taped them, and put then in the back of their own van.

Police said one of the alleged suspects drove the men's vehicle to the 100 block of West 94th Street, where he then robbed a cell phone and cash from both men.

Around 1:40 a.m. Friday, authorities said the men allegedly managed to escape the van and walk to the 95th Street Red Line station to call police.

The men were uninjured and declined medical treatment.

No one is in custody.


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