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updated: 4/6/2014 4:53 PM

Woman fights off would-be abductor near Elgin hospital

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Daily Herald report

Elgin police are investigating the attempted abduction Friday night of a woman near Advocate Sherman Hospital.

According to police, officers were called to the 1400 block of North Randall Road about 8 p.m. Friday for a report of an abduction attempt that had just occurred.

A woman reported that a man approached her while she was sitting in her vehicle in a parking lot, opened the door to the vehicle and began striking her in the head. The victim was able to fight off the suspect and run for help, police said.

The woman did not require medical assistance, according to police.

Detectives from the Elgin Police Department's Major Investigations Division are conducting the investigation and asking anyone with information about the attempted abduction to call (847) 289-2600.

People also can provide anonymous tips or information via the department's crime line at (847) 695-4195 or texting 847411 and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.

Police said further information will be released as it becomes available.

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