A 26-year-old woman was about to enter her car parked in a public lot in the 1200 block of North Marion Street at North Avenue, around 6 p.m. Jan. 29, when a man carrying a handgun approached her and reached into her coat pocket, taking her vehicle key fob. 

The man entered her 2013 BMW 650i and drove south on Marion Street, then west in the alley south of North Avenue. Chicago police recovered the woman’s car at 10:23 a.m., Jan. 30 in the 4300 block of West Grenshaw Street, Chicago, but made no apprehensions.

 The police report describes the man as African American, 5 feet 8 inches tall and of medium build. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a dark jacket with a hood covering his face.


Someone shattered the exterior glass of BP Amoco, 6119 North Ave., and unsuccessfully tried to pry open an ATM machine at 2:11 a.m., Jan. 27. Estimated loss is $500.

A person entered a residence through an unlocked basement door and took a silver MacBook Pro laptop, an estimated loss of $2,000, between 10 p.m., Jan. 27 and 6:15 a.m., Jan. 28 in the 400 block of North Kenilworth Avenue. 

A men’s silver Trek bicycle was stolen out of a garage with an unlocked side service door between 12 p.m., Jan. 27 and 8:06 a.m., Jan 30 in the 1000 block of North East Avenue. The estimated loss is $500.

A person pried open the door of a garage, then once inside, pried open the door to a vehicle but took nothing between 6 p.m., Feb. 1 and 12 p.m., Feb. 2 in the 800 block of Gunderson Avenue. The estimated damage is $1,000.

Vehicle theft

Someone took a Forest Park resident’s silver Chrysler Town and Country van while it was parked in the 100 block of North Harvey Avenue between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., Feb. 2. Police estimate the loss at $2,000.


An Amazon package containing two Monarch/Cypress white spa robes was stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 10:32 a.m., Jan. 30 in the 600 block of Lyman Avenue. The loss is estimated at $170.

Criminal damage to property

Someone broke the rear windshield of a vehicle belonging to a Chicago resident between 7 and 9:12 p.m., Jan. 30 in the 900 block of Lake Street. The damage is estimated at $300.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Jan. 27-Feb. 1 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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