Oak Park store robbed at gunpoint

Police searching for two men in Dec. 26 incident

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park Discount Variety, 416 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 1:33 p.m. on Dec. 26, according to Oak Park police.

A man in a black ski mask entered the store and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and said, "Put your head down."

The gunman then emptied the cash register into a black bag, along with the clerk's cell phone. The gunman's accomplice took a white skeleton mask from a display, and the two fled westbound on Lake Street.

The estimated loss is $1,215.

The gunman was described as being of average height, thin and wearing a bright blue hoodie, black ski mask, black pants and white gym shoes. His accomplice is described as a man of average height, thin and wearing a dark hoodie with a blue floral print, black pants and white gym shoes.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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