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.


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.


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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