An Oak Park man was the victim of an armed vehicular hijacking on his own property July 26 in the 1000 block of Clinton Avenue. The man was backing his silver 2021 Volkswagen Atlas into his garage at 6:26 p.m. in the evening, when two offenders came in through the open garage door. The first offender brandished a black handgun at the victim and demanded he get out of his vehicle. The second offender hopped in the driver’s seat and drove the vehicle out of the garage.
Oak Park detectives recovered the vehicle, which was valued at $30,000, on July 28 in the 600 block of May Street in Chicago.
After approaching and beginning an argument with an Oak Park juvenile, a male offender hit the victim on the left side of face then fled on foot in an unknown direction at 5:04 p.m., July 28 in the 1100 block of Lake Street.
Someone entered a residential garage after breaking a window and then removed a gray and black EGO slow blower, a gray and black EGO lawn mower, and a gray and black EGO lawn edger between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m., July 24 in the 500 block of North Cuyler Avenue. The estimated loss is $1,200.
Motor vehicle theft
Someone removed a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Harlem Avenue between 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m., July 26. The estimated loss is $25,000.
- A package containing a 32-inch Dell curved computer monitor was taken from its place of delivery in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard around 3:37 p.m., July 15. The loss is estimated at $372.
- An unlocked black specialized bicycle was taken from a back yard in the 600 block of North Ridgeland Avenue between 8 p.m., July 26 and 5 p.m., July 27. The estimated loss is $750.
Criminal property damage
- The front gate of a residence was broken in the 200 block of South Cuyler Avenue at around 6:31 p.m., July 23. The estimated damage is $400.
- Someone shattered the glass of door number four of CTA 5193 at an unknown time on July 26 at 1116 South Blvd. The estimated damage is $400.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports from July 27-30 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