An Oak Park woman was robbed in the 200 block of North Austin Boulevard around 8 p.m. Oct. 30 by two black men, one of whom was around 5 feet 3 inches tall and wearing all black clothing with an orange hat. The other, roughly 5 feet 8 inches in height, wore all black and had his face covered. Both were of very thin builds.

The man in the orange hat demanded the victim’s belongings, taking her black tote. Inside the tote was a tan Coach wristlet containing $20, the key fob to her car, an umbrella and a pair of women’s Sketchers shoes. 

The two men were seen inside the woman’s vehicle. The two men threatened witnesses, implying a weapon, then fled the scene on foot. 

Vehicle theft

At 1:06 a.m. Oct. 29, Chicago police recovered an Oak Park resident’s stolen 2019 Honda Fit in the 800 block of North Harding Avenue, Chicago. The vehicle was reported stolen Oct. 27. Police have made no apprehensions.

Between 5 and 6 p.m. Oct. 30, a silver 2009 Chevy Impala was stolen. It was parked on the street in the 200 block of Lake Street. The estimated loss is $10,000. Chicago police recovered the vehicle at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Bloomingdale Avenue at 4 p.m. Nov. 1.

Business burglary

Around 11:40 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 600 block of Madison Street, someone shattered the front glass door of an Oak Park business after throwing a large landscaping brick into it. The person then ransacked the office.

On Nov. 3 around 2:20 a.m., four men shattered the front glass door of an Oak Park business in the 300 block of Chicago Avenue after hitting it with a long pipe. The men then unsuccessfully attempted to steal an ATM machine. 

Garage burglary

In the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, between 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and 6 a.m. Oct. 30, a person broke into an Oak Park resident’s garage and ransacked a vehicle, then stole a white Schwinn bicycle and a women’s brown and gold Cannondale bicycle. The estimated loss is $900.

Between 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. Nov. 2 in the 800 block of Carpenter Avenue, a person entered an Oak Park resident’s garage, possibly through an unlocked door, and took a blue and silver 2012 Trek 1 bicycle with attached Garmin speed sensor, a Dewalt cordless impact wrench and Dewalt power tool kit containing a wood saw, reciprocating saw, electric screw driver, two electric drills and a handheld vacuum. The total loss is $1,595.

Vehicle burglary

A person broke into a Chicago resident’s vehicle parked in the 900 block of South Austin Boulevard, ransacked it and stole a Samsung tablet, a black backpack, TRX Exercise Bands and gym equipment. The estimated loss is $450.

Criminal damage to property

A person scratched the paint of an Oak Park resident’s car, causing damage, in the 0 to 100 block of Chicago Avenue between 7:20 p.m. Oct. 28 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29. 


A package containing $170 worth of audio equipment delivered to a residence in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue was stolen Oct. 11 between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Around 9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, someone stole a package from a residence in the 500 block of Washington Boulevard. The package contained a portrait of the victim’s dog.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Oct. 29 through Nov. 4 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.

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