Attempted carjacking on South Taylor Avenue in Oak Park

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police are searching for two men who attempted to steal a man's vehicle at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 10:35 a.m., on Saturday, May 19.

Police reported that the victim was exiting his vehicle when two men approached, one of them entering the victim's open garage door. The man displayed a gun and told the victim to hand over the keys, wallet and cell phone. 

A struggle ensued when the man refused and the gunman struck the victim with the gun. The two offenders fled, and video surveillance showed them walking eastbound in a nearby alley.

The man sustained minor injuries but did not seek medical attention. He described the men as black and in their late teens. They wore dark hooded jackets.

 

Theft

Someone stole a 14-karat gold-plated diamond and amethyst bracelet from the dresser drawer of a residence in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue, sometime between 7 and 7:23 p.m. on March 17. The estimated loss is $200.

A FedEx package containing a laptop computer was stolen from the porch of a house in the 200 block of South Cuyler Avenue, sometime between 11 a.m. on May 10 and 9 a.m. on May 11. The estimated loss is $1,200.

A black 208 Kia Optima was stolen from the 300 block of North Maple at 12:56 p.m. on May 20. 

A MacBook Pro was stolen from the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, sometime between 8:30 and 9:31 a.m. on May 16. The estimated loss is $2,800.

Someone attempted to steal a vehicle from the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on May 13 and 2:19 p.m. on May 15. The offender gained entry to the vehicle, peeled back the steering column and removed the ignition. The estimated loss is $2,200.

 

DUI, battery

A 44-year-old Cicero man was arrested in the 100 block of Madison Street at 10:53 p.m. on May 18 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and battery to a police officer. 

Burglary

A Berwyn resident's vehicle, which was parked on the street in the 900 block of Madison Street, was burglarized sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on May 19. The offender stole a box containing miscellaneous women's clothing. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Two men burglarized a residence in the 100 block of South Kenilworth Avenue at 10:58 p.m. on May 15. The men stole two jars containing cash, a black backpack and a bright blue duffle bag. The estimated loss is $500.

 

Criminal trespass

Two Chicago juveniles were arrested in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard at 11:35 p.m. on May 17 and charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

 

Robbery

Two Chicago juveniles were arrested in the 100 block of Lake Street at 8:45 p.m. on May 17 and charged with aggravated robbery. No additional details were given.

Criminal damage

The rear lower hatch window of a vehicle was shattered in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard, sometime between 7 p.m. on May 13 and 7 a.m. on May 14. The estimated damage is $130.

Someone threw a piece of concrete that struck and damaged a window on the west side of a building in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue around 8:25 p.m. on May 16. The estimated loss due to damage is $500.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, May 13-20, 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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