Elderly Frankfort Square woman kidnapped at gunpoint

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The Will County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the kidnapping of a 69-year-old woman from her home in unincorporated Frankfort Square.

Investigators are looking for three men who used a dark or possibly gray colored four-door sedan to kidnap the terrified victim at gunpoint.

“It’s a shame that happened to her because she’s a sweet lady,” neighbor Gene DeLuca told WGN.

Investigators say the victim had just returned to her townhome on Chestnut Court around 10 p.m. Monday when a gunman walked up to her driveway and ordered her out of her car.  He forced her into the car driven by the gunman’s accomplice.

They drove several miles to a nearby Bank of America branch, forcing the terrified woman to give up her ATM pin code.  Will County Sheriff’s police have not said how much money the men withdrew from the ATM.

After a harrowing ride through the south suburbs that lasted a couple of hours, the men dropped off the victim near the intersection of I-57 and 167th Street in Country Club Hills.

Aside from a terrible fright the victim was physically unharmed.  She was able to find Country Club Hills police, who alerted the Will County Sheriff.

The kidnappers tried to use the victim’s credit card at a Walmart store in Crestwood.


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