Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Aug. 7-13

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Man takes money from cash register at CVS

A man entered the CVS drug store in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road, the night of Aug. 7, and paid for an item at the cash register. When the cashier opened the register, the man jumped over the counter and attempted to take money from it. After a struggle, the contents of the register fell on the ground and the man began picking up the cash. He then placed his hand under his shirt, implying he had a gun. He fled the store and was last seen running northbound through the lot. Estimated loss is $80.

Theft

Someone removed a leather wallet containing $60, credit and discount cards and an Illinois driver's license from a purse hanging on the back of a chair at Caribou Coffee in the 400 block of North Harlem Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 5. Estimated loss is $75.

Two baby strollers were removed from a secured backyard in the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, overnight Aug. 7. Estimated loss is $280.

Someone removed a black Magna BMX bicycle, which was locked to the rack in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue on the afternoon of Aug. 9. Estimated loss is $50.

An unknown person entered Ascension Church in the 800 block of South East Avenue between the morning and afternoon of Aug. 2 and removed a drill and 500 feet of 12-gauge copper wire. Estimated loss is $380.

Someone removed the spare tire, tire support and four rim center caps from a 2008 Toyota in the rear of the 700 block of Highland Avenue between the afternoon of Aug. 4 and morning of Aug. 6. Estimated loss is $1,140.

An unknown woman was observed on video surveillance removing a wallet from a woman's purse hanging on a chair at Lake Street Kitchen and Bar in the 1100 block of Lake Street, the afternoon of Aug. 10. The woman exited the restaurant with another woman. Estimated loss is $250.

Someone removed an unattended Old Navy purse containing prescription drugs, a Gucci wallet with gift cards and IDs and $140 from the 500 block of South Garfield Street, the afternoon of Aug. 10. Estimated loss is $1,069.

A silver 21-speed Cannondale bicycle, locked to the light pole in a parkway in the 300 block of Washington Boulevard, was removed on the morning of Aug. 12. Estimated loss is $700.

Burglary

An unknown person entered a building in the 300 block of Madison Street, between the night of Aug. 4 and afternoon of Aug. 6, and removed five kitchen cabinets still in the box. Estimated loss is $2,000.

A red Raleigh Hybrid bike and helmet were removed from a garage in the 100 block of LeMoyne Parkway between the afternoon of Aug. 3 and morning of Aug. 6. The offender also entered an unlocked Saturn in the garage and removed a green Apple iPod and cash. Estimated loss is $455.

A red Schwinn bicycle and a pink girl's bicycle were removed from a garage in the 800 block of South Taylor Avenue between the mornings of Aug. 2 and Aug. 6. Estimated loss is $40.

Someone removed an iPod Touch from the glove compartment of an unlocked Toyota Camry in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue, overnight Aug. 6. Estimated loss is $200.

An unknown person entered an unlocked garage in the 700 block of South Wesley Avenue, the night of Aug. 6, and removed a black and grey Specialized bicycle. Estimated loss is $700.

An Apple iPhone and two debit cards were removed from a residence in the 900 block of North East Avenue, the early morning of Aug. 10. Estimated loss is $200.

A Garmin Nuvi GPS unit and $3 were removed from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of South Grove Street, overnight Aug. 10. Estimated loss is $203.

Someone used a brick to break the glass door of a residence in the 1000 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, overnight Aug. 10, and removed two flat-screen TVs and three laptop computers. Estimated loss is $4,400.

A 34-inch L.L. Bean Cruiser women's bicycle was removed from a garage in the 700 block of South Taylor Avenue between the morning of July 20 and afternoon of Aug. 6. Estimated loss is $490.

A customer at Jewel in the 7500 block of Lake Street discovered someone removed a GPS, an iPod, a clipboard and a carrying case from his unlocked tow truck parked in the lot, the evening of Aug. 10.

Criminal damage to property

Someone used a cutting instrument to peel back a section of coating on the roof of Laury's Bakery in the first block of Madison Street, overnight Aug. 6. Estimated damage is $800. During the same period of time, a section of coating was also removed from the roof of Queen's Beauty on the same block. Estimated damage is $500.

A window of a residence in the 800 block of North Harvey Avenue was shattered between the morning and evening of Aug. 8. Estimated damage is $1,000.

A responding officer observed a large metal dumpster and a plastic can on fire in the rear of Lincoln School in the 1100 block of South Grove Street the night of Aug. 11. The fire was extinguished and estimated loss is undetermined.

Driving under the influence

A 63-year-old Forest Park man was found in the driver's seat of an overturned Ford Taurus, the afternoon of Aug. 7 in the 600 block of Jackson Boulevard, and arrested for driving under the influence. Responding officers detected the odor of alcohol and open bottles were found in the car. A bag of marijuana also fell from his pocket, and a metal pipe was found in his possession when he arrived at the hospital.

Robbery

A man was riding his 10-speed Quest bicycle southbound in the 1000 block of South Scoville Avenue, the afternoon of Aug. 9, when a boy approached him and said, "let me see your bike." The boy then grabbed the victim's arm, pushed him off the bike and fled southbound on it with two other men. Estimated loss is $100.

An 18-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged with armed robbery the night of Aug. 11 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard after he displayed a semi-automatic handgun and removed a victim's backpack.

A clerk at the Shell gas station in the 7200 block of North Avenue told police that a man came in asking for change for his dollar bills. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man reached in and took several $20 bills before fleeing on foot.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Aug. 7-13 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.

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