An Uber driver was carjacked June 21 by an armed passenger. The driver, a Chicago resident, picked up the male passenger, who was wearing shorts but no shirt, at 7:31 p.m. in the 500 block of Highland Avenue. The shirtless man then pointed a handgun and demanded the Uber driver exit the vehicle. Once the driver exited, the offender hopped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene in the victim’s 2017 Hyundai Sonata, which was last seen traveling eastbound on Madison Street from Highland Avenue.

The estimated loss of the vehicle is $10,000.

Burglary  

  • Someone was observed breaking into an unlocked and unattended 2016 Nissan Rogue and taking a bag, containing a cell phone and cosmetic products, from inside the vehicle at 8:10 a.m., June 21 in the 400 block of West Madison Street. The estimated loss is $1,200.
  • A bicycle was taken from a garage with an unlocked side service door in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue around 11 p.m., June 19. The estimated loss of the bicycle is $280.
  • Someone broke into a 2010 Toyota Camry by shattering the front driver’s side window then took cash out of the vehicle and ransacked its interior and trunk between 4:30 p.m., June 20 and 7:10 a.m., June 21 in the 200 block of South Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $201.
  • A pressure washer and a welding machine were taken from an unlocked garage in the 6200 block of Roosevelt Road between 1:20 a.m. and 7 a.m., June 23. The estimated loss is $3,300.
  • A sweater, a sweatshirt, two pairs of prescription eyeglasses and a first aid kit were taken from an unlocked 2015 Chevrolet Equinox parked in the rear of a residence in the 200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between 9 p.m., June 21 and 5:45 a.m., June 22. The estimated loss is $75.
  • A knife, pouch organizer and a flashlight were taken from an unlocked 2014 Hyundai hatchback parked in the rear of a residence in the 100 block of South Harvey Avenue between 2 p.m., June 21 and 8:15 a.m., June 22. The estimated loss is $484.

Theft

  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2008 Toyota Prius parked in the 800 block of North Harvey Avenue between 11 a.m. and 2:24 p.m., June 18.
  • Someone took the passenger side mirror and the chrome from the rear driver’s side window of a 2016 Infiniti QX70 parked in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., June 18. The estimated loss is $2,500.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2006 Toyota Prius parked in the 500 block of South Humphrey Avenue between noon and 10:38 p.m., June 20.
  • The front license plate was removed from a 2004 Chevy Impala while the vehicle was parked in the 300 Block of North Lombard Avenue at 3:20 p.m., June 18. The estimated loss is $25.
  • A package containing bleach and Glade Plugins was taken from the front lobby of a building in the 900 block of North Austin Boulevard around 10:45 a.m., June 18. The estimated loss is $50.

Criminal property damage

  • Someone threw a piece of concrete at a window, breaking it and damaging a glass art panel between 6 p.m., June 18 and 9:20 a.m., June 20 in the 300 block of North Oak Park Avenue. The estimated value of the damage is $200.
  • Someone used a brick to break the rear window of a 2020 Subaru Forester parked in the 1000 block of South Maple Avenue between 6 p.m. and 8:20 p.m., June 21. The damage is estimated at $350.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports June 21 through June 25 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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