By Devin Rose
Two unknown women approached an Oak Park woman late in the day on Sept. 18 in a parking lot in the 200 block of Lake Street. They displayed a handgun, demanded the woman get inside her car and ordered her to drive them to her bank. The victim drove to the bank, withdrew $3,000 and then drove to an area near Euclid Avenue just north of Lake Street. Both offenders then exited the vehicle with the money and fled eastbound on Lake Street.
An Oak Park juvenile was arrested on the afternoon of Sept. 17 for robbery at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue.
An unknown offender struck an Oak Park resident in the face with a closed fist, the early morning of Sept. 23, in the 1100 block of Randolph Street. The victim fell to the ground, and the man struck the victim again and removed his wallet, but returned it after he did not find any cash. No loss was reported and the offender fled on foot.
Someone entered a convertible parked in the garage in the 100 block of Forest Avenue, Sept. 15-17 by cutting the roof. The person then unlocked the passenger's side door, ransacked the glove compartment and removed a GPS from the windshield and an Apple iPod cable with stereo adapter. Estimated loss is $144.
An unknown person removed a green Murray Briggs and Stratton lawnmower from a garage in the 100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue between the morning and evening of Sept. 17. Estimated loss is $205.
A bag containing a pair of women's shoes was removed from an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Madison Street, the evening of Sept. 17. Estimated loss is $72.
Through an open overhead door, someone entered a garage in the 800 block of Hayes Avenue, overnight Sept. 18, and removed a silver Trek hybrid bicycle. Estimated loss is $800.
An unknown person removed a window from a garage in the 200 block of Flournoy Street, overnight Sept. 19, to enter it and remove a nail gun. The offender also entered a silver Hyundai Santa Fe through an open window and remove two disposable cameras and cash. Estimated loss is $140.
A piggy bank containing $70 was removed from a residence in the 400 block of South Euclid Avenue, the night of Sept. 16, when someone opened an unlocked bedroom window.
An unknown woman opened the front passenger side door of a vehicle in the 7100 block of Roosevelt Road, the afternoon of Sept. 20, and took a black purse containing a wallet, driver's license, credit cards and $25. The woman then entered a silver car and drove off westbound. Estimated loss is $150.
Two River Forest residents in the 500 block of Monroe Avenue, and one each in the 500 blocks of Jackson Avenue and William Street told police that overnight Sept. 19, an unknown person had entered their parked vehicles and rummaged through them, though nothing appeared to be missing. A green screwdriver was recovered in the 1998 Acura in the 500 block of Monroe Avenue. In the 600 block of Forest Avenue, someone had entered a 2004 Honda CRV and removed $5 in coins.
Someone entered a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, overnight Sept. 19, that was parked and unlocked in a driveway in the 700 block of Thatcher Avenue. A purse was removed that contained credit cards, a driver's license and a pearl necklace.
An unknown person cut a hole in the ceiling of Hollywood Pawners in the 6100 block of North Avenue, overnight Sept. 21, jumped down and removed four Apple iPods and a gold wrist watch. Estimated loss and damage is $1,650.
An unknown person removed a passport, green card and social security card from a home office in the 500 block of South Clarence Avenue on Aug. 11. Estimated loss is $695.
A purse was removed from a shopping cart in the 400 block of Madison, the afternoon of Sept. 18. The purse contained credit cards, keys, cash and a green card and social security card. Estimated loss is $695.
Someone removed a secured orange Huffy girl's bicycle from the rack in the 1100 block of South Boulevard between the morning and evening of Sept. 18. Estimated loss is $100.
A black Ford F150 pickup truck that was unlocked with the keys in the ignition was removed from the 1000 block of North Elmwood Avenue, the evening of Sept. 20. It was recovered the next day in the 1000 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Chicago.
An unknown person entered an unlocked gym locker at Oak Park and River Forest High School in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue and removed an LG phone, the morning of Sept. 20. Estimated loss is $350.
A staff member at Dominican University told police on the morning of Sept. 21 that a Casio projector was removed from a classroom in Lewis Hall the previous evening. Estimated loss is $850.
Someone entered the Dominican University boy's soccer team locker room between the afternoon and evening of Sept. 17 and cut the padlocks off of seven lockers. Numerous cellphones, laptop computers and wallets with cash were removed. Several of the victims reported their debit cards had been used at Chicago locations.
While an employee at a business in the 900 block of Madison Street was servicing an Apple iPhone, an unknown man removed the phone from her hand and fled westbound on Madison. Another man appeared to be acting as a lookout. Estimated loss is $800.
Someone removed a green 1995 Toyota Corolla from the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue, overnight Sept. 22. Estimated loss is $1,000.
Criminal damage to property
Someone damaged the window of a residence possibly with the use of a projectile, the night of Sept. 20, in the 600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Estimated loss is $400.
Someone used a large rock to break the windshield and driver's side mirror and dent the roof and door on a 2013 Mercedes in the 300 block of Forest Avenue, overnight Sept. 21. Estimated damage is $2,000.
Someone ignited a fire inside the vestibule of a residence in the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, the early morning of Sept. 23. The Oak Park Fire Department extinguished the fire but the vinyl siding and wood frame were damage. Loss is unknown at this time.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Sept. 18-24 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.