Manicure thieves on the loose

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, entered a nail salon in the 400 block of Chicago on May 24 at 6 p.m., received manicures and then left without paying. They were last seen in a gray Chevy headed in an unknown direction. The loss was an estimated $30. The victim was identified as a Burbank resident.

 Bike theft

A gray Cannondale Quick 5 bicycle that was locked to a bike rack was stolen on May 24, sometime between 10:50 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Boulevard. 

 Residential burglary

A residence was burglarized in the 700 block of S. Lyman, sometime between 7:55 p.m. on May 23 and 10:44 a.m. on May 24. The offender entered through an unlocked service door and stole a white and silver Mac desktop computer valued at $2,000.

A residence was burglarized in the 700 block of S. Lyman, sometime between 10:30 a.m. on May 23 and 3 p.m. on May 24. The offender entered the residence through an unlocked rear sliding door. They then stole two bottles of Patron tequila and a bottle of vodka. The loss was an estimated $90.

 Burglary to garage

A garage was burglarized in the 1200 block of N. Lombard sometime between 5:30 p.m. on May 24 and 6:17 a.m. the next day. The burglar used a pry tool to break the locking mechanism on the side service door. They then entered an unlocked Red Toyota Rav-4 and ransacked the interior. It is unknown if anything was stolen from the vehicle.

A garage was burglarized in the 1100 block of Rossell sometime between 7 p.m. on May 24 and 6:40 a.m. the next day. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door, entered a blue Ford Explorer and stole cash. They also entered an unlocked Mercedes Benz and stole a grey nylon pouch containing U.S. coins. The total loss was an estimated $40.

A garage was burglarized in the 700 block of S. Lyman sometime between 8 a.m. on May 23 and 8 a.m. the next day. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door and stole a Harbor Freight air compressor. The loss was an estimated $450.

 Burglary to motor vehicle

A 2013 tan Nissan Quest van was burglarized in the 800 block of Madison St., sometime between 9:30 and 10:55 a.m. on May 23. The victim was a Chicago resident. The offenders broke the front driver’s side window, entered the vehicle and removed a brown Luis Vuitton purse containing miscellaneous cards, IDs and cash. The loss was an estimated $2,380.

A 2007 white Dodge van was burglarized in the 400 block of S. Scoville sometime between 7 p.m. on May 20 and 8:43 a.m. on May 23. The offender gained entry to the van and stole a Power of Gods amplifier and subwoofer, a Milwaukee brand saw and drill, a vehicle registration card and a valet key. The total loss was an estimated $300.

 Retail theft

A woman was seen stealing items from the vitamin and cold medicine aisle at the CVS Pharmacy in the 300 block of Madison on May 22 at about 7:25 p.m. The women was described as being between the ages of 25 and 30, standing about 5’3″ tall, with a medium build and wearing an oversized blue jacket, blue denim shorts and a Chicago Cubs hat. She was seen with another woman, but no information was available about her companion. The offender exited the store without paying and entered a bronze vehicle driven by the second woman.

 Theft

An unsecure 24-inch by 12-inch black wrought iron planter box with flowers was stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 600 block of S. Lyman sometime between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on May 22. The loss was an estimated $150.

A STIHL concrete saw was stolen from the back of a work truck in the first block of Harrison sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 25. The loss was an estimated $4,000. 

 Theft of motor vehicle

A 2004 blue Chrysler Pacifica was stolen from the 100 block of S. Harvey on May 24, sometime between 10:20 and 11:20 p.m. The victim was identified as a Chicago resident. The car thief gained entry through an unlocked door and then used a car key to steal the car. The vehicle also contained a beige purse and Apple iPod-5. The total loss was an estimated $4,243.

 These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, May 20-25, 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

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