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Article updated: 2/15/2013 8:23 PM

Victim calls off search for carjacker in Schaumburg

By Lee Filas Christopher Placek

A woman who said she was carjacked and kidnapped early Friday from downtown Chicago to Schaumburg later told police to call off their search for her attacker.

The 26-year-old woman left the Schaumburg Police Department and requested no further police involvement after a three-hour search for a man suspected of abducting her near LaSalle Drive and Oak Street in Chicago.

Authorities said the man attempted to take the woman's purse, then struck her face and forced himself into her car, driving all the way to the 1100 block of Woodfield Road in Schaumburg. He fled from there about 4:30 a.m., leaving the victim in the car and spurring police to set up a perimeter between Golf, Higgins, Meacham and Plum Grove roads.

K-9 units and officers searched for the suspect but came up empty.

"After a thorough sweep of the area, we determined at 7:30 a.m. that the offender was not inside the perimeter that was established," said Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl. "The female victim has left the police department and requested no further police assistance in the matter."

Nebl wouldn't go into further details about why the woman didn't want police to pursue the case.

Schaumburg police learned of the carjacking about 4 a.m. from an OnStar operator who relayed that an unidentified woman needed assistance in a hotel parking lot near the corner of Plum Grove and Higgins roads. When police arrived at the scene, the woman told them she was a victim of a carjacking and abduction in Chicago, Nebl said.

The woman sustained some minor injuries to her face, he said.

Chicago police said cameras near the area of the abduction yielded few additional details about the case.

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