By Jean Lotus
Two armed robberies took place Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. in Oak Park, police reported Monday.
The first incident took place at the 7-Eleven in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue. According to police, a man wearing all black with a red bandana covering his face entered the convenience store and pointed a blue steel, automatic handgun at the clerk and stated, "Don't move."
The offender then walked around the counter and demanded, "Open the register and give me everything."
The clerk was ordered to lie down on the floor as the offender removed a handful of cash before the offender and a male accomplice fled the scene.
Around the same time, a Chicago man told police he was riding the CTA Blue Line eastbound near the Austin stop on Sunday around 11:30 p.m. when a man sat down opposite him and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun he had concealed in a black T-shirt.
The man reportedly told the victim, "Give me everything you got."
The offender reportedly told the victim to place his wallet and cellphone into a bag that contained the victim's Toshiba laptop computer, headphones a hard drive and a black case.
The victim complied and the armed man exited the train at the Austin stop with the bag full of electronics and the wallet. The estimated loss was $1,225.