Oak Park man struck, robbed

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park man was struck on the right side of his head and robbed in the 300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 11:55 p.m. on Aug. 6.

The victim was walking southbound when he was approached by two men in their late teens or early 20s.

The offenders demanded money, and when the victim complied they struck him and then fled northbound on Ridgeland.

The offenders were described as black men, both thin, one about 5-foot-8 and the other about 6-foot-1, and wearing a gray and white hooded sweatshirt and a black hooded sweatshirt, respectively.

 

Peaches gone missing

Someone stole approximately 100 peaches from a peach tree in the backyard of a residence in the 600 block of Belleforte, sometime between 1 p.m. on Aug. 9 and 7:39 p.m. on Aug. 12. The estimated loss is $100.

 

Cars left running, unattended

A gray Chevy Impala was stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 500 block of Madison Street at 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 7. 

The victim left the car running an unattended, when a newer gray Volkswagen Jetta with tinted windows pulled up and parked next to the victim's vehicle. A black male between the ages of 18 and 23, with a short, thin build and a short afro-style haircut and wearing a red-and-white striped T-shirt, exited the passenger seat of the Jetta, entered the victim's vehicle and fled eastbound on Madison, followed by the other vehicle. The estimated loss is $6,000.

A black 2014 Nissan Maxima was the target of an attempted car theft in the 200 block of Madison Street at 3:56 a.m. on Aug. 5. The vehicle was left running an unattended. 

Three people in a gray or brown Nissan Altima unsuccessfully attempted to steal the vehicle and then fled eastbound on Madison from Lombard. 

 

Stolen vehicle recovered

A blue 1987 Toyota Camry that was taken from Oak Park on May 14, 2017, was recovered in the 100 block of East 12th Street, Chicago Heights, at 1 p.m. on May 17. The victim is an Oak Park resident.

 

Theft

Three Chicago juveniles were arrested in the 100 block of South Boulevard at 4:39 p.m. on Aug. 10 and charged with a theft from an Elmwood Park resident that occurred on the 300 block of South Boulevard. No time or date was given for the theft.

Three women stole three sodas and four bags of chips from the Shell gas station, 1 Harrison St., at 1:55 a.m. on Aug. 3. The women entered the store and attempted to pay for three sodas and two bags of chips. When the debit card was rejected, though, the women grabbed two additional bags of chips and exited the store without paying. The estimated loss is $11.13.

Someone stole a flowering tree from the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard sometime between 7 a.m. on Aug. 8 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 11. The estimated loss is $250.

 

Burglary

A residence was burglarized in the 800 block of Lyman Avenue between 9 and 10 p.m. on Aug. 11. The offender possibly gained entry through an unlocked front door and stole a pair of Yeezy gym shoes, a Gucci headband and two Supreme headbands. The estimated loss is $1,150.

A silver 2015 Chevy Malibu was burglarized in the 900 block of North Austin Boulevard sometime between 5 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 5. The offender gained entry through an unlocked door and stole two packs of Newport 100 cigarettes, cash, a Sony Playstation 4 and two Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The estimated loss is $1,258.

Someone burglarized a silver 2004 BMW 325I in the 700 block of North Harvey Avenue sometime between 9 a.m. and 2:06 p.m. on Aug. 10. The offender broke the front driver's side window, entered the vehicle and ransacked the interior. The estimated loss is $200.

A 2015 Mazda was burglarized in the 200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue, sometime between 10 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 9. The offender entered through an unlocked door and then ransacked the vehicle, stealing two iPhones, a Nintendo DS with a Zelda game, two cell phone cables, a debit card and two credit cards. The estimated loss is $380.

 

Criminal damage

The rear driver's door window of a 2011 Kia Soul was shattered by unknown means as it drove southbound on Oak Park Avenue to westbound on Lake. The incident took place in the 800 block of Lake Street at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

The window of a residence was shattered, possibly by a BB projectile, in the 800 block of North Harvey Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 8.

Someone etched a 10-inch scratch alongside the front driver's side of an Oak Park resident's black 2018 Subaru Legacy, sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 7 in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 3 - 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. 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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