Payday loan store burglary thwarted

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

Oak Park police said a man wearing a full mask and dark clothing failed to crack the safe at a payday loan store in the 6400 block of North Avenue after cutting a hole in the wall of the vacant storefront next door. The man was caught on video surveillance overnight Dec. 2-3 crawling through a 16 x 43 inch hole in the drywall into the Fast Cash Advance store. He attempted to break into the safe, but was unsuccessful, police reported. Total estimated damage was unknown.

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joe from south oak park  

Posted: December 6th, 2013 8:56 AM

luke 6:34-35 - may be good practice for the soul, but poor for the business. IMO anyone using a payday loan service is getting the service they deserve. APR rates are incredible, however as an example in real numbers, it really isn't unreasonable to charge $15 on a two week $100 loan especially when default rates are 10 to 20%... when you work out the apr it's almost 400%


Posted: December 5th, 2013 12:39 PM

Can't believe the only thing separating 2 stores is drywall.

Skip Bittman  

Posted: December 4th, 2013 3:31 PM

There's going to be a heist!

Uncommon Sense  

Posted: December 4th, 2013 1:43 PM

Sounds like this guy has been watching too many heist movies like Ocean's 11.

Violet Aura  

Posted: December 4th, 2013 1:23 PM

They should arrest the loan shark with each transaction since it's highway robbery anyhow.


Posted: December 4th, 2013 1:12 PM

Payday loan store robberies happen daily during business hours. It's called the payday loan store business model.

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