The Oak Park Police Department has released new information about a man who reportedly attacked and abducted a 13-year-old girl on Feb. 5 about 4:15 p.m.

The man allegedly grabbed the girl from behind and carried her to his vehicle, but she fled from the vehicle.

Police originally reported that the vehicle was a red Toyota, but have updated that to a black Toyota. Also, the vehicle was parked in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard, not the 600 block, as originally reported.

A sketch artist from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office released a composite drawing based on the girl’s description.

She described him as a light-skinned black man, 6-feet tall with green eyes.

Armed robbery on Scoville

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue at 9:55 p.m., Feb. 8, according to the Oak Park Police Department.

The victim was walking southbound on Scoville, near the Adams intersection, when a white Lexus pulled up and a man emerged from driver’s side door. He displayed a silver handgun and demanded the man’s possessions.

The victim handed over his wallet, which contained credit cards and $6, a pair of Monster DNA headphones and a black iPhone 6S. The offender drove southbound on Scoville Avenue. The estimated loss is $525.

The offender was described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25, 5-foot-10, with a thin build and wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.

Concordia equipment stolen

During the night of Feb. 11 or early morning of Feb. 12, someone broke into property owned by Concordia University on the 1100 block of Monroe Avenue, according to a release by the River Forest police. The front door was forcibly entered and a computer and camera equipment were taken. River Forest police did not specify the estimated value of items taken. They encourage anyone with information on the incident to call 708-366-7125.


A 2014 black Chevy Impala was stolen from a garage in the 1100 block of South Grove sometime between 3 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. The thief gained entry to the garage and entered the vehicle, which was left unlocked with the keys inside. Also missing is a standard set of Titleist/Calloway golf clubs. The estimated loss is $26,200.

A 2008 Audi, parked unlocked and unattended, was stolen in the 6600 block of West Roosevelt Road about 8:55 p.m. on Feb. 6. The estimated loss is $8,500.

A male between the ages of 16 and 20 took two packages containing miscellaneous clothing from the front porch of a residence in the 800 block of Lyman sometime between 6:43 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 10:49 p.m. on Feb. 5. The estimated loss was $75.

A silver Macbook Pro and a purple water bottle were stolen from a victim’s unattended backpack that was left in the hallway of Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Ave., sometime between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6.

A Lenovo laptop and black headphones were stolen from Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Ave., sometime between 10 and 10:20 a.m. on Feb. 5. The man was described as black, approximately 40, 6-foot, with a heavy build, bald head and wearing a dark, puffy jacket, light blue jeans and tan boots.

A man described as being between the ages of 40 and 50 stole a 750 ml bottle of Jameson Black Irish Whiskey from Carnival Foods, 824 S. Oak Park Ave., about 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 6. The estimated loss is $36.02.

A black Google Chromebook left unattended was stolen at Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., sometime between 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31.

A gray iPad, left unattended on a school desk, was stolen from Beye Elementary School, 230 N. Cuyler Ave., at 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 26. The estimated loss is $314.

A man was seen stealing a small Amazon package from the front porch of a residence in the 900 block of South Clinton Avenue about 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 7. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Jan. 26-Feb. 7, 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
and Nona Tepper

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