A Chicago resident was the victim of an armed robbery on New Year’s Day when he went to meet a man about a PlayStation 5 gaming system. 

After the victim arrived at 9:50 p.m. at the prearranged meeting place in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue, the man displayed a black handgun and took $140 in cash from the victim. 

Police reports describe the man as Black with hair in long dreadlocks, approximately 19 to 20 years old and 5-feet-8, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a maroon and white colored jersey and dark pants.

 

Burglary

Someone removed tools from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of LeMoyne Parkway about 11 a.m., Dec. 28. Estimated loss is $800.

Someone entered an unlocked residential garage and removed a vehicle from inside, using the key left in the vehicle, between 2 p.m., Dec. 26 and 11:05 a.m., Dec. 28 in the 900 block of Marion Street. River Forest police later recovered the abandoned vehicle. The loss was unknown at the time of reporting.

After breaking a window to gain entry, someone took various supplies from the Pamper Room nail salon, 302 Madison St., between 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 and 8 a.m., Jan. 1. The estimated loss is $2,000.

Someone damaged a door while breaking into Perfection Auto Body, 811 Garfield St., then ransacked a desk inside the business around 5:40 a.m., Jan. 2. The estimated damage to the door is $150.

Someone broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle, then took a drill and saw from inside around 11:30 a.m., Dec. 28 in the 6600 block of North Avenue. The total estimated loss is $150.

 

Motor vehicle theft

An unknown man was seen removing the victim’s unattended vehicle around 2:45 p.m., Dec. 29 in the 6900 block of Roosevelt Road. Estimated loss is $9,500.

 

Theft

Someone cut the catalytic converter from a vehicle in the 100 block of South Boulevard around 1:45 p.m., Dec. 26. Estimated loss is $1,800.

Someone took the front bumper and registration tag from a vehicle in the 600 block of Highland Avenue between 8 p.m., Jan. 1 and 11 a.m., Jan. 2. The estimated loss is $500.

A man was observed opening and taking various items out of packages delivered in the 200 block of North Ridgeland Avenue at 2:07 p.m., Jan 3. Estimated loss is $300.

A man took cash from a victim’s hand, then fled at 3:01 p.m., Dec. 26 in the 1100 block of South Boulevard. The total loss is estimated at $20.

Criminal property damage

Someone broke the rear windshield of a vehicle in the 800 block of North Boulevard between 8 p.m. and 11:02 p.m., Jan. 2. The estimated damage is $100.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Dec. 25-Jan. 4 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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