Aggravated, and aggravating, robbery of food order

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A food delivery driver was robbed by a man, possibly armed, in the 100 block of Le Moyne Parkway at 11:25 p.m. on Dec. 28. The driver was approached by a man who demanded his belongings. The driver handed over cash, an iPhone 6 and a food order. The robber reached under his sweatshirt during the encounter, but no weapon was displayed. The robber was described as black, 5-foot-10, thin and wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up, camouflage pants and possibly had a tattoo between his eyebrows. The offender walked eastbound on Le Moyne, crossed Austin Boulevard and turned into the alley between Austin and Mason. The estimated loss is $605.

Carjacking

A Lindenhurst man's vehicle was carjacked at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to Oak Park police.

The police report, made public on Jan. 4, notes that the victim was driving his 2013 black Ford Mustang, when a gray Hyundai Elantra pulled in front of his vehicle. 

Two men exited the Hyundai and one, displaying a silver handgun, ordered the man to exit the vehicle. The victim complied and the two carjackers fled northbound in the Mustang on Harvey Avenue.

Oak Park Police Commander Roger Grivetti said in a phone interview that the carjackers abandoned the Hyundai, which had been stolen in Chicago.

Both offenders were described as black, in their early 20s, about 6-feet tall, and wearing all black clothing and black ski masks. The gunman was described as having curly hair. 

The estimated loss is $15,000.

Attempted vehicular hijacking

Oak Park police arrested two male juveniles from Chicago at 7:12 p.m. on Dec. 28 and charged them with attempted vehicular hijacking. The arrests took place in the 400 block of Clinton and the 200 block of South Kenilworth. The attempted carjacking took place in the 600 block of Clinton. No additional information was immediately available.

Cars, left running …

A gray 2014 Honda Pilot, left unattended with the keys in the ignition, was stolen from the 1100 block of South Scoville Avenue about 6:53 p.m. on Jan. 4. The vehicle contained a black leather purse containing cash, miscellaneous identification and house keys. The estimated loss is $30,065.

A blue Honda Pilot, left running and unattended, was stolen from the 800 block of North Harvey Avenue at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 30. The vehicle was recovered about two hours later in the 3800 block of South 13th Street in Chicago. Four apprehensions were made by Chicago police.

Burglary

A residence in the 100 block of North Marion was burglarized sometime between 4 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 10 p.m. on Jan. 2. The burglar entered by unknown means and stole a Bose mini-speaker, Bose headphones and a Google Home devices from the front closet. The estimated loss is $335.

A vehicle, left unlocked, was burglarized in the 200 block of Lake Street about 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 3. The burglar entered the vehicle and took a white iPhone 5S. The estimated loss is $400.

Gregory Lee Mack, 49, of the 3500 block of West Walnut Avenue in Chicago, was arrested and charged with burglary in the 700 block of South Humphrey at 12:54 p.m. on Jan. 2.

A garage was burglarized in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 and 10 p.m. on Jan. 2. The burglar used a pry tool to the rear garage door to gain entry to the building and then stole a brown Giant bicycle, two socket wrenches and a screwdriver/impact gun. The estimated loss is $798.

Criminal damage to property

Someone used a small pry tool to damage the window and window lock to a residence in the 1100 block of North East Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 3. The estimated loss is $1,000.

The side service door to a garage in the 700 block of North Lombard Avenue was damaged in an apparent break-in attempt sometime between 8 a.m. on Dec. 29 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. The offender removed two screws to the door and damaged a pry plate to the deadbolt lock on the service door. The estimated loss is $30.

Criminal trespass

Monica L. Walter, 33, of the 2700 block of West Harrison in Chicago, and Tavares D. Hamilton, 30, of the 100 block of South Leamington in Chicago, were arrested in the 200 block of Madison Street at 10:09 a.m. on Dec. 28 and charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle. It was later learned through a background check that Walter had a suspended driver's license and three warrants from Bloomingdale, DuPage County and Orland Park. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, 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.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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