Car left running stolen near Barrie Park

Four men believed to be involved in vehicle theft

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A black 2017 Chevrolet Spark that was left unlocked and running near Barrie Park in Oak Park was stolen at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 25.

According to police, one of the four men entered the vehicle, which was parked in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue, and sped off. He headed southbound on Lombard, eastbound on Harvard, northbound on Taylor and then eastbound on Garfield.

The other three men ran eastbound through Barrie Park, and police believe may have been picked up by the stolen vehicle.

The vehicle contained the driver's purse, cellphone, wallet, cash and a driver's license. The estimated loss is $14,300.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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Morven Forest from Oak Park  

Posted: February 4th, 2018 1:01 PM

I dunno, but if you are old like me, he may have been flashing back to the time when this neighborhood was safe that kind of behavior would not be considered risky.

Richard Fischer from OP  

Posted: February 3rd, 2018 12:55 AM

What kind of idiot leaves their car unlocked and running with their purse, cellphone, wallet, cash and driver's license in it? It seems that they should be charged for contributing to the crime.

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