UPDATE: THE VICTIM DRAKE WHITAKER HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND UNHARMED IN THE HIJACKED VEHICLE IN SKOKIE.
The victim’s mother said she was unloading packages from her vehicle into the house, and witnessed the carjacking.
A resident in Skokie, who was aware of the AMBER ALERT for Drake Whiataker, saw a white Audi Q5 in an alley near Oakton and Laramie about 2:15 p.m., and called police. Police found Drake Whitaker inside the mid-size crossover SUV — safe and unharmed.
Park Ridge police responded about 12:20 PM Thursday to a report of a child abduction that occurred during a vehicular hijacking at 1736 Good Avenue Park Ridge, IL. A confirmed child abduction has been reported by The offender is described as a male/black with an afro, wearing a blue jacket and jeans. The offender fled with the victim in a white 2012 Audi Q5 with license R 843 615.
The victim is reported to be Drake Whitaker 3’6″ 38 LBS with blonde hair blue eyes wearing a black Polo coat.
Later, a white Audi vehicle was last seen near Mile Marker 29.75 northbound traveling in the left lane at 2:04 p.m. — possibly the offender’s vehicle.
Alert given as “Good Street” … AMBER ALERT went public at 2:03 p.m.
Park Ridge police have no alert on their official Twitter account. Latest tweet as of 2:22 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014
The City of Park Ridge, Illinois is Again Named One of the Safest Communities in the Nation http://t.co/h0HyAdCxoa
— Park Ridge (IL) PD (@Park_Ridge_PD) February 14, 2014
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