An unknown armed assailant robbed an Oak Park resident at 8:39 p.m. on March 17 in the first block of Washington Boulevard. The offender showed a handgun and demanded the Oak Park resident’s property. The resident subsequently handed over keys, a cell phone and a wallet containing miscellaneous cash and credit cards. 

The offender then took the resident’s vehicle which was parked nearby. The vehicle was later recovered in the 300 block of North Pine Avenue, Chicago. The estimated loss is $20. 

Aggravated robbery

A masked man implied he had a gun while another masked man struck the checkout clerk at 7-Eleven, 515 Madison St., at 3:29 a.m. on March 19. The two offenders then removed miscellaneous lottery tickets and an unknown amount of cash from the register. Both offenders were last seen fleeing westbound.


A light blue Townie Electra bicycle was taken out of the basement of a building in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue sometime between Feb. 16 and March 16.

A package from Imperfect Foods containing fruits and vegetables was taken from an apartment lobby in the 1100 block of Ontario Street between 5:10 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 27. Estimated loss is $35.

A package containing prescription medication was taken from an apartment lobby in the 1100 block of Ontario Street between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 20. The estimated loss is $15.

A Sony DVD player, DirecTV box and two lamps were taken out of a parked truck in the 1300 block of North Austin Boulevard between 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on March 19. The estimated loss is $750.


Someone entered a parked vehicle, possibly through an unlocked door and ransacked its interior overnight on March 18-19 in the 500 block of South Grove Avenue. Police reported no loss. 

Criminal damage to property

A person threw a large rock through a front living room window of a home in the 900 block of North Lombard Avenue between midnight and 8 a.m. on March 16. Police estimate the damage at $300.

Someone damaged a wooden fence by knocking it over and out of the ground between 11 a.m., March 10 and 6:30 p.m., March 16 in the 200 block of North Marion Street. The estimated damage is $400.

A large rock was thrown at the front window of Manouche, a retail store at 146 N. Oak Park Ave., sometime between 3 p.m. on March 15 and 5:10 p.m. on March 17. The estimated loss is $1,500.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports March 16-23 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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