The 7-Eleven convenience store at 240 Chicago Ave. was robbed at 5:15 a.m., Dec. 6, by a man in need of nicotine. With his hand in his pocket, the man entered the store and announced he had a firearm. The man then walked behind the checkout counter and grabbed two packs of Newport cigarettes. He fled the scene riding a blue Divvy bicycle and was last seen traveling northbound on Harvey Avenue.

The estimated loss of the cigarettes is $15.

Aggravated robbery

A man forcibly removed a woman’s handbag from her shoulder at 11:02 a.m., Dec. 6 in the 200 block of South Marion Street. The offender then got into the front passenger seat of a black Honda Civic, last seen traveling west on Pleasant Street. 


Someone smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle then reached inside the vehicle and took a wallet from the center console at 4:34 a.m., Nov. 30 in the 1100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. The estimated loss is $230.

Motor vehicle theft

The 2016 Nissan Sentra reported stolen Nov. 23 from the 1100 block of Lake Street was recovered by Chicago police at 3:31 p.m., Dec. 4 in the 10000 block of South May Street, Chicago, without apprehension. 

Someone took an unlocked and running 2000 Lexus RX300 from the 1000 block of Madison Street between 6:45 p.m. and 6:49 p.m., Dec. 4. Estimated loss is unknown.


Someone took two reindeer Christmas decorations from the front yard of a residence in the 1200 block of Columbian Avenue between 9:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and 8:15 a.m., Dec. 3. The estimated loss is $130. 

A vehicle’s front and rear license plates were taken between 9:30 p.m., Dec. 4 and noon, Dec. 5 in the 400 block of Home Avenue.

Criminal damage to property 

Someone poured gray paint all over a vehicle and slashed all four of its tires between noon, Nov. 24 and 7:27 p.m., Nov. 30 in the first block of Garfield Street. 

Someone set a garbage can on fire at 4:47 p.m., Dec. 2 in the 100 block of Garfield Street. The estimated damage is unknown.

The front driver’s side tire belonging to a vehicle parked in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road was slashed between 6:30 p.m., Nov. 30 and 6 p.m., Dec. 2. The estimated loss is $120.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Nov. 30 – Dec. 7 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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