Man selling iPhone on Craigslist attacked by buyer

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

A Berwyn man who had listed an iPhone for sale on Craigslist was attacked by the potential buyer, the night of Jan. 23.

The man agreed to meet the buyer in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, according to police. While displaying the phone to the man, a second man approached and grabbed the phone from his hand. When the victim pursued the offender, the potential buyer and a third man began hitting him, causing him to fall to the ground.

The three men were last seen eastbound on Garfield Street. Estimated loss is $600.

Burglary

Someone entered a vehicle parked in the lot at the Carleton Hotel in the 100 block of South Maple Avenue, overnight Jan. 17, and removed two bags of women's clothing and a cellphone charger. The window buttons were broken and the left rear door panel was scratched. Estimated damage and loss is $945.

A 16-inch landscaping block was used to break the window to a 2002 Mazda Tribute in the 800 block of South Euclid Avenue, the early morning of Jan. 19. Once inside, a wallet containing miscellaneous identification was removed. Estimated loss is $225.

An unknown person entered a garage in the 800 block of South Highland Avenue through an unlocked side service door between the afternoon of Jan. 13 and morning of Jan. 20. Once inside, the offender removed a 26-inch Gary Fisher bicycle, a purple girl's bicycle, a green umbrella, a Hoover vacuum, a Black and Decker cordless drill and screwdriver, and miscellaneous hand tools. Estimated loss is $1,750.

Someone entered the side service door of a garage in the first block of Washington Boulevard, the afternoon of Jan. 21, and used a piece of concrete to break the front window of the victim's vehicle. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing was missing. Estimated damage is $650.

A pry-type tool was used to enter a garage in the 1100 block of South Elmwood Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Jan. 24. The offender removed a set of four chrome rims with tire and one factory Chevy rim with a tire. Estimated loss is $1,500.

Someone entered a garage in the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue, the morning of Jan. 24 through the side service door, and removed several items once inside. Total loss is unknown.

A Dewalt drill and other miscellaneous tools were removed from a 1998 Chevy Astro van in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard, the evening of Jan. 25. Estimated loss is $2,320.

An unknown man was observed by a witness removing power tools from an unlocked van parked in the 200 block of Park Avenue in River Forest, the morning of Jan. 22. Estimated loss is $800.

Theft

The pad lock on a storage trailer in the rear of the Deals store in the 6400 block of North Avenue was defeated between the mornings of Jan. 18 and 20. Someone then removed 30 cases of merchandise containing Christmas and summer items. Estimated loss is $2,000.

A man who entered a store in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the night of Jan. 24, removed the tip jar from the counter and ran out. He entered a silver 1996 Honda last seen northbound on Harlem Avenue. Estimated loss is $12.

Someone removed a blue and chartreuse leather Coach women's purse from a box left in the vestibule of a building in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue between the morning and evening of Jan. 25. Estimated loss is $399.

A blue Schwinn Breeze bicycle and a brown and gold bicycle were removed from the locked common area laundry room of a building in the 400 block of South Harvey Avenue between the mornings of Jan. 19 and 26. Estimated loss is 450.

A Samsung Warp cellphone in a pink leather case was removed from a backpack at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, the afternoon of Jan. 25. Estimated loss is $200.

Someone removed about 10 feet of copper downspout from the southeast side of a residence in the 800 block of Bonnie Brae in River Forest between the afternoon of Jan. 20 and evening of Jan. 25. On the same block at a different residence, someone removed about 50 feet of copper downspout between the evening of Jan. 24 and morning of Jan. 26. No estimated loss was provided.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Jan. 22-28 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

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Boo!  

Posted: January 30th, 2013 1:55 AM

Re. the iphone; Now criminals are arranging the time and place for robberies. The logical next step is for criminals to get victims to mail them their belongings. Where's Paul Kersey when you need him?

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