A juvenile male Forest Park resident was robbed of a gray iPhone 6S and a gray iPad mini in the 1000 block of South Maple Avenue at 7 p.m. on April 25. Two men pulled up in a silver 2-door sedan and asked for directions. The boy approached the vehicle and the man in the passenger’s side of the vehicle forcibly removed the two electronic devices he held. The car then fled eastbound on Lexington Street.
The passenger was described as a black male, 37 years old, with a medium build, a dark complexion, slight black facial hair, and wearing a dark baseball cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The driver was described as a black male, 50 years old, with a thin build, dark complexion, a black and gray beard and wearing a black baseball cap and gray jacket.
A residence in the 700 block of Gunderson Avenue was burglarized sometime between 11:30 p.m. on April 24 and 4 a.m. on April 25. The burglar entered through an unlocked rear basement door and stole a men’s red Trek mountain bicycle. The estimated loss was $400.
Motor vehicle theft
A black 2011 Mazda was stolen from a carport in the 1100 block of Clarence Avenue sometime between 9 p.m. on April 26 and 7 a.m. on April 27. The estimated loss was unknown.
A gray 2017 Hyundai Elantra owned by Hertz Rent-A-Car, 629 W. Madison St., was reported stolen at 5:51 p.m. on April 24, after the vehicle was not returned. The estimated loss was $13,000.
Burglary to motor vehicle
A Joliet resident’s truck was burglarized in the 1000 block of North Euclid Avenue at 1:21 p.m. on April 27. The burglar gained entry to the rear trailer of the victim’s truck and took a blue and beige Bosch Rotohammer in a hard, plastic case that contained three drill bits. The estimated loss was $700.
A white 2000 Buick was burglarized in the 300 block of Home Avenue sometime between 3 p.m. on April 20 and 9 a.m. on April 21. The offender entered the vehicle by unknown means and stole a digital camera battery and $1 in cash. The estimated loss was $16.
An office in the 1000 block of Lake Street was burglarized sometime between 2:05 p.m. on April 21 and 2:05 p.m. on April 27. The burglar used a pry tool to gain entry to the locked office and then stole a white Macbook Pro laptop, a stereo and a men’s Orvis watch. The estimated loss was $700.
A garage was burglarized in the 800 block of North Taylor Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. on April 23 and 8:30 a.m. on April 24. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door to the garage and stole a men’s yellow Schwinn Collegiate single-speed bicycle and a white 11-speed bicycle. The estimated loss was $700.
The Golo gas station, 330 Chicago Ave., was the target of an attempted burglary at 3:57 a.m. on April 21. Three people were involved in the attempted burglary, one of whom used a crowbar in an attempt to pry the door open and the other two serving as lookouts. After an unsuccessful attempt to enter the business, the three burglars — whose gender was not identified in the police report — fled northbound on Ridgeland Avenue. The estimated loss due to damage was $900. The offender who attempted to pry open the door was described as wearing a ski mask, gloves and a white jacket with “Grand Prix” written on the back. The second offender was described as wearing a ski mask and a black jacket and the third was described as wearing dark clothing.
A male juvenile from Chicago was arrested in the 700 block of South Highland Avenue at 5:57 p.m. on April 21, after being positively identified as the person who stole packages from the front porch of a building in Oak Park. He was placed into custody, transported to the Oak Park Police Department, referred to court and released to his parent.
Criminal damage to vehicle
An unknown person used a rock to break out the rear windshield of a 2010 Mazda in the 800 block of South Lombard Avenue sometime between 4 p.m. on April 24 and 6 p.m. on April 25. The estimated loss due to damage was $370.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, April 20-28, 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