The River Forest Police Department has identified a suspect in a recent string of burglaries, but the man is currently in the custody of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
A man walking near the northeast corner of Park and Greenfield in River Forest at 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 14 noticed he was being followed shortly before two masked assailants approached him, pushed the victim to the ground by force, and held an unidentified object to his head.
A man walking northbound on Lombard from Washington was approached by three unknown offenders who asked for spare change. When the victim responded that he had no money, two of the suspects surrounded the victim, knocking him down and kicking and punching him.
An Oak Park resident and former Columbia College professor was sentenced to six years in prison last week and a lifetime of supervision in a case related to child pornography, according to media reports.
Three unknown offenders attempted to rob the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 661 South Blvd. at just after 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 3. The three suspects were described as young men between the ages of 17 and 18, all of medium build.
Oak Park police are investigating an armed carjacking and robbery reported to have occurred on Monday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Madison Street. The vehicle, a 2001 Ford Focus, has a temporary license plate.
An unknown male offender was discovered to have stolen $50 in cash from the customer service desk at the 7501 North Ave. location of Dominick's Finer Foods, after tricking an attendant into giving him incorrect change.
Three teenagers — two of them displaying semi-automatic handguns — robbed the 7-11 on the 200 block of Chicago Avenue at 11:38 p.m. on Jan. 18. The youths entered the store, allegedly displayed handguns and demanded cash from the registers.