IL LIAM BARBARASA: Missing from Bridgeview, IL - 16 Nov 2020 - Age 4 *Found Safe*

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AMBER Alert Issued For 4-Year-Old Liam Barbarasa, Who Police Say Was In Vehicle When It Was Stolen In Bridgeview​


An AMBER Alert was issued Monday night for a 4-year-old boy who was inside a running vehicle when it was stolen outside a Bridgeview gas station.

Liam Barbarasa was in the vehicle outside the 7-Eleven gas station at 79th Street and Roberts Road in Bridgeview when an unknown suspect stole it around 5:37 p.m., police said.

Liam is white with blond hair and blue eyes. He is 4 feet tall and weighs 45 pounds.

He was wearing a black jacket, gray pants with a yellow stripe, white socks, and no shoes.

The vehicle described as a blue 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette van with Illinois license L 7 0 3 5 2 0 and a U.S. Marine Corps sticker in the back window.

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Amber Alert: Vehicle Stolen in Bridgeview With 4-Year-Old Boy Inside​

An Amber Alert was issued Monday evening after a minivan with a four-year-old boy inside was stolen from outside a gas station in south suburban Bridgeview, police said.

At approximately 5:37 p.m., Liam J. Barbarasa was inside a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette van outside the 7-Eleven gas station when someone stole the vehicle.

The boy's father told police he went into the 7-Eleven to purchase food, and when he came out, he discovered the vehicle had been stolen.

The minivan was later spotted at 26th and California on the Southwest Side of Chicago, but police weren't able to determine if the boy was inside at the time.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
Call me crazy but what is this lack of shoes in these cases and this is in Illinois in November?

No accusation of any kind, there is no reason for one, it is simply the second shoeless child I read about here in the last few hours here today so it stood out...
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
And, of course, my prayers for this child. I fear for this one's safety.

Whoever this was must have been desperate, they stole a 19 year old vehicle at a gas station where most know there are generally security cams. Teen? Drugs? Why? I mean no one is going to make big money off a vehicle of that age, maybe enough to fund a habit for a short time... Or get down the road to a party? Or run from something? Or did they want the child and knew a child was in there? That's more worrisome yet...
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

Administrator
Staff member

4-Year-Old Liam Barbarasa Found In Van In Irving Park After AMBER Alert Was Issued​


Police late Monday night surrounded a van in the Irving Park neighborhood, hours after they said it was stolen miles away in Bridgeview with a 4-year-old boy inside.

The boy, Liam Barbarasa, was found in the van and was taken to Swedish Hospital, Chicago Police said.

Witnesses said just before 10 p.m., the vehicle was found several miles away at Pulaski Road and Belle Plaine Avenue. Liam was inside and was taken to Swedish Hospital to be checked out, police said.

The AMBER Alert was canceled.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
I was just going to post this. Just saw it too. What great news!

Plunder has some of the radio traffic on it.
 

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