Victim parking car robbed at gunpoint in Oak Park

Stolen getaway vehicle used in crime later recovered in Elmhurst

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two men robbed a female motorist at gunpoint in the 500 block of North Cuyler Avenue at 7:51 p.m. on June 20, as she parked her vehicle, Oak Park police have reported.

The victim, whose age was not given in the police report, was sitting in her vehicle when one of the men reportedly pointed a silver gun at her and said, "Do no scream, just give me the money."

He then took the victim's black North Face purse, which contained an iPhone 7 and $20, according to police. The estimated loss is $570.

The offender and his accomplice then fled the scene in a brown 2012 Chevy Malibu. That vehicle was later discovered unoccupied in an abandoned lot in the 800 block of Parkside in Elmhurst, police said.

The Malibu was originally reported stolen out of Chicago on June 17.


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Paul Cagnina  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 4:53 PM

Paul Robert- the Wednesday journal is an important information source for people in the community. It would be nice if they were to inform the public in more detail about "VIOLENT" crimes. Teri- criminals use stolen cars to commit crime. It's all premeditated. Brian - good one!

Teri Duysen Svehla  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 4:29 PM

Anyone else notice that the vehicle was originally reported stolen out of Chicago on June 17 and this occurred on June 20? Sounds a little suspicious to me.

Paul Robert from Oak Park  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 4:24 PM

Paul...what exactly are you crying about?

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 3:12 PM

@ Paul: The criminals buy the newspaper. They need something to protect their table top from the gun cleaning solvent they use when they clean their guns. Otherwise their wives or girl friends get ion their case about ruining the furniture.

Paul Cagnina  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 12:59 PM

In addition: these people are not bicycle thiefs stealing bikes from garages. They are car Thief's that are involved in "ARMED Robbery". That woman that got attacked will remember the gun in her face forever. It looks like they have gotten away with armed robbery in Oak Park, Its most likely the criminals will come back with the same strategy, because the offenders got away with their crimes. The local newspapers should think of the safety of the people in Oak Park. After all the good people of Oak Park are the people buying their newspapers not the criminals.

Paul Cagnina  

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 12:39 PM

Why don't they report a better description of the offenders? Don't you think the people of Oak Park deserve a discription of the offender to keep others safe?

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