A dark gray Ford Escape pulled up alongside a black 2013 Volvo S80, the keys of which were inside; a man hopped out of the Ford’s passenger seat and into the Volvo, then drove off, stealing the vehicle at 10 a.m., Jan 17 from the 1100 block of Garfield Street.

The perpetrator was described as thin build, approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, wore black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt with the words “Dope Vibes” in white. The Ford had heavy front-end damage to the driver’s side and a front spare tire. The estimated loss of the Volvo is $10,000.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

A 2015 Toyota Highlander, reported stolen out of Oak Park, Jan. 17 from the 800 block of North Lombard Avenue, was recovered by Chicago police on Jan. 18 in the 4800 block of West Dickens Drive, Chicago, at 7:57 p.m. Police made no apprehension. 

Burglaries, car thefts 

Someone broke into a residence, possibly by placing a trash can underneath a window, and stole a pair of Apple AirPods, cash and a garage door opener. The offender then opened the garage and stole the vehicle from inside, between midnight and 7:24 a.m., Jan. 14 in the 500 block of South East Avenue. The estimated loss is $5,520.

Someone entered an unlocked side door to the victim’s residence and took a green leather purse containing an Illinois driver’s license, credit cards and vehicle keys; the offender then took the victim’s 2007 Volkswagen Jetta from the garage between 4:13 and 6 a.m., Jan. 18 in the 700 block of North East Avenue. The estimated loss is $5,090. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Jan. 14-20 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 Stacey Sheridan

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