Two armed robberies took place in Oak Park less two days apart from each other. The first occurred between 8:30 and 8:40 p.m., July 12, when the victim entered the common vestibule area of her apartment complex, located in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard. Two unknown teenage subjects followed the woman into the building, then demanded her property. When she refused, they drew a handgun. The victim handed over her purse, which contained her wallet, car keys, Apple iPhone X and insulin medication –an estimated loss worth $330. The offenders then fled on bicycles, traveling westbound on Washington Boulevard.

The second incident occurred between 12:02 and 12:06 p.m., July 14, in the 800 block of North Humphrey Avenue, when an unknown offender, believed to be in his late teens, approached a female victim from behind and pulled on the bag she was carrying. When she turned around, she saw the offender was holding a black handgun and let go of the bag, which contained diapers, bottled water, sunscreen and crackers – an estimated loss of $37. The offender in that incident then fled in a black sedan driven by another person. 

Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon arrest

A 23-yar-old Chicago man was arrested at 10:23 p.m., July 15 after firing a handgun numerous times in an alley in the 1100 block of South Humphrey Boulevard.

Aggravated assault arrest

A 65-year-old Michigan man was arrested for aggravated assault after brandishing a knife and threatening Oak Park residents at 10:08 p.m., July 13 in the first block of Chicago Avenue. A name check revealed a warrant for a weapons violation out of Michigan.

Attempted aggravated robbery arrest 

Three male juveniles from Chicago were arrested after being positively identified as the offenders in an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred in the 200 block of South Scoville Avenue at 8:39 p.m., July 17; the offenders knocked the victim down and demanded money before the victim was able to defend himself or scare the offenders off. 


Someone broke into a garage with an unlocked side service door and removed a black and red self-propelled Toro lawn mower around 8:20 a.m., July 9 in the 800 block of Hayes Avenue. The estimated loss is $440.

Motor vehicle theft

A black 2018 Chevy Malibu was taken from the 1200 block of Forest Avenue between 8:30 p.m., July 7 and 7:30 a.m., July 8. The vehicle also contained the victim’s wallet, work laptop and cash. The total estimated loss is $18,000.

A silver 2010 Toyota Camry, left unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle, was taken from the 200 block of Home Avenue around 9:45 p.m., July 15. The estimated loss is $9,500.


All four tires were removed from a white 2019 Honda Accord parked in the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard around 8:43 a.m., July 8. The estimated loss is $1,000.

The rear license plate of a Toyota Corolla was taken off the vehicle while parked in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco grocery store, 7036 Roosevelt Rd., around 2:50 p.m., July 11. The estimated loss is $160.

The catalytic converter was cut from a Toyota Prius between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., July 12 in the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue.

The catalytic converter was cut from a 2010 Toyota Prius between 8 a.m., July 7 and 8:11 a.m., July 14 in the 1200 block of North Humphrey Avenue.

Criminal property damage

Someone damaged the underside of a silver Toyota while trying to remove the vehicle’s catalytic converter between 10:45 p.m., July 5 and 8 a.m., July 6 in the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports July 13 through July 19 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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