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Someone entered a house on the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue through either the unlocked front or rear door between 11 a.m and 2 p.m. on the same day and removed a Rigid miter saw and a Ryobi reciprocating saw, valued at $380, from the kitchen.

In other saw-related thefts, someone gained entry to a white 1988 Ford van parked at 218 Lake Street by punching the lock on the side door between 2 p.m. on July 19 and 6:30 a.m. on July 20. The offender(s) damaged the ignition and removed a tool belt from the rear compartment, which was recovered at 216 Lake. The offender(s) also broke into a white 1994 Ford van parked at 218 Lake St. and removed a Black and Decker tile saw, two hammers, and an extension cord. The estimated loss was $767.

Armed robbery

At 12:35 p.m. on July 23, two women were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot of K-Stone Beauty Supply on the 100 block of Madison Street after making a cash withdrawal there when they were approached by two men. One offender displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and stated, "I saw you at the cash station. Give me what you got!" The offenders removed $140 and a cell phone from the victims before fleeing.

Mob action

Five or six males wearing white shirts attacked three male juveniles between 10:10 and 10:14 p.m. on the 200 block of South Lombard Avenue July 18. One of the offenders had a hammer and the rest had baseball bats, but nobody was struck. The offenders were last seen heading eastbound on Pleasant Street. A witness observed several of the offenders jump out of their vehicle and break the rear window on a blue Toyota Camry belonging to one of the victims. The loss was valued at $250.

Residential burglary

Someone gained entry to a house on the 300 block of South Maple Avenue between 11:40 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. on July 20. The thief removed an iMac desktop computer, a Dell 250 laptop, a Fantom hard drive, an Apple iPod, a Voigtlander camera, a 21mm camera lens and various camera accessories. The items' value was estimated at $3,555.

? An unknown person or persons gained entry to a house on the 400 block of North Grove Avenue between 1:10 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on July 21 by breaking a window on the front porch. Once inside, the thief or thieves ransacked the living room, the first-floor cabinet drawers, and the second-floor bedroom dresser, and left with a black Toshiba DVD player, 140 CDs, 60 VHS tapes and 50-60 DVDs. Loss was estimated at $4,499.

? An unknown person or persons, possibly by using a key, gained entry to a house on the 500 block of Harrison Street. The offender(s) ransacked the upstairs bedroom and removed $14,000 from a bedside drawer. The offenders also left behind a pair of grey cut-off sweatshorts on the victim's bed. The estimated loss was $14,000.

Criminal damage to property

Someone scratched the hood, passenger side doors and front and rear quarter panels of a vehicle parked on the 400 block of South Garfield Avenue sometime between 9:30 p.m. July 17 and 7:30 a.m. July 18. Estimated damage was $500.

? An unknown person used a BB-type projectile to break the driver's front window of the victim's vehicle between 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on July 18, while the vehicle was parked on the 200 block of Augusta Boulevard. The estimated loss was $100.

? Someone damaged the front windows of a residence on the 200 block of South Harvey Avenue between 9:25 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 22 by striking them with BB-type projectiles. The estimated damage was $650.

? Someone broke two double-paned door windows on the north side of Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., between 4 p.m. and 10:18 p.m. on July 23. The estimated damage was $2,000.

? An unknown person broke the rear window to a silver 2005 Mazda Tribute parked on the 600 block of South East Avenue between 10 p.m. on July 24 and 10:50 p.m. on July 25. The estimated damage was $300.

? An unknown person using a BB-projectile broke the front double-paned window to a building on the 100 block of Madison Street between 2:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. on July 24. The estimated damage was $1,000.

Theft

An unknown person removed the victim's silver Samsung phone, which was on the hood of his truck, parked on the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue between 11:50 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on July 19. The estimated loss was $250.

? Someone entered the victim's apartment while she was in the process of moving onto the 400 block of Harrison Street between 9:30 p.m. on July 17 and 11:00 a.m. on July 18. The thief removed 15 pairs of sunglasses and various pieces of jewelry worth approximately $10,050.

? Someone removed $640 from a locked safe in a business on the 100 block of Chicago Avenue between 9:21 p.m. on July 17 and 8:00 a.m. on July 18. The total loss was $640.

? An unknown person removed the victim's grey T-Mobile Sidekick cell phone from an unattended backpack, which was near the playground area of Lindbergh Park between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 22. The estimated loss was $400.

Bike theft

An unknown person removed a red/black 23-inch Honda boy's bicycle from a bike rack on the 200 block of Augusta Boulevard by cutting the lock sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on July 18. The estimated loss was $149.

? Someone removed the victim's blue/black 24-inch girl's Schwinn Key Largo bicycle from the patio of the victim's home on the 400 block of North Maple Avenue between 3 p.m. on July 17 and 8 p.m. on July 19. The estimated loss was $175.

? Someone removed the victim's unsecured, unattended red/silver Mongoose MDXR bicycle from the victim's backyard on the 800 block of North Harvey Avenue between 10:30 p.m. on July 19 and 10:00 a.m. on July 20. The estimated loss was $149.

? An unknown person or persons removed the victim's black GT Slipstream bicycle, which was locked to a post in the victim's backyard on the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue between 5:30 p.m. on July 23 and 8:30 a.m. on July 24. The estimated loss was $200.

The above reported incidents are taken from Oak Park and River Forest Police department incident reports from July 19 through July 24. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?#34;compiled by Elena Levenson

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