Two men approached an Oak Park resident, brandished a handgun and demanded the resident turn over their property at 6:05 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 800 block of South Boulevard.

The resident immediately fled toward the CTA Green Line station, while the two men fled the scene on foot southbound down the alley between Grove Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue. No loss was reported. 

Police describe the offenders as young black men, between the ages of 15 and 20.  One of the men, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with an approximate weight of 130 pounds, wore a gray skull cap and all dark clothing. The other man was slightly taller, with an estimated height of 6 feet and weight of 150 pounds. He too wore all dark clothing but carried the handgun.   

Armed Robbery

Three men dressed in black with ski masks on their faces approached a Chicago resident, then the tallest man, around 6 feet tall, pulled out a black handgun and took $70 and a gold Apple iPhone 11 from the victim Dec. 20, between 5:40 and 5:50, in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue. Three men fled on foot southbound on Wesley Avenue towards Roosevelt Road. The total loss is $970. 

A person struck a woman with a stick and grabbed her red bag, which contained various credit and debit cards, a white Apple iPhone 8 and pink-purple wallet Dec. 24, between 6:13 and 6:14, in the 200 block of Lombard Avenue.

Aggravated Assault

A man pulled out a handgun after some Forest Park residents questioned his suspicious behavior Dec. 22, between 6:45 p.m. to 6:48 p.m., in the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. The man then fled southbound into an alley.

Residential Burglary

A person entered into an Oak Park residence through an unlocked kitchen window and stole a black MSI laptop computer from the dining room table between 8:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 1000 block of Pleasant Place. Total loss is $1,300.

Someone broke into an Oak Park home through an unlocked rear pantry window and stole Christmas presents from the living room, jewelry from the bedroom and liquor from the front room hallway between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue. Total loss is unknown.

Motor Vehicle Burglary

Someone opened an unlocked car door and stole 15 gift cards, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and two bottles of metformin between 9 p.m. Dec. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25 in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. Total loss is $1,000.


A man and a woman, both in their 40s, stole multiple packages from the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue; the couple then loaded the packages into the trunk of a white four-door sedan at 2:28 p.m. Dec. 21. The offenders then drove off southbound on Kenilworth Avenue. Total loss is $389.

A vehicle was stolen from the corner of Clarence Avenue and Adams Street between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. The loss is estimated at $10,000.

A vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Frank Lloyd Wright Lane between 8:15 p.m. and 8:37 p.m. Dec 22. The estimated loss is $18,100.  

Using a key fob, a person stole a vehicle in the 400 block of South Grove Avenue between 10 p.m. Dec. 25 and 5:30 a.m. Dec. 26. Estimated loss is $16,500. 

Criminal damage to property

A person bent the parking gate of the Holley Court parking garage in the 1100 block of Ontario Street between 6 a.m. and 1:26 p.m. Dec. 17. The estimated damage is $1,500.

The gate arm on the south east side of Holley Court parking garage, 1125 Ontario St., also sustained damage Dec. 24, between 11:43 a.m. and 1:02 p.m. The total cost of the damage for that incident is unknown. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Dec. 20-27 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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