Three male juveniles from Oak Park were the victims of an armed robbery by two offenders each carrying handguns. The three victims were walking in the 600 block of South East Avenue when a small black SUV pulled up beside them at 10:35 p.m., Aug. 9. The two offenders hopped out of the vehicle, while a third stayed in the driver’s seat, and pointed handguns at the victims before patting them down. The offenders took the backpack off of two victims, as well as a cell phone from the third. The backpacks contained the respective victims’ wallets and cell phones. The estimated loss is $500 per victim.

The two offenders then got back into the SUV, which was last seen traveling eastbound on Adams Street. 

Attempted armed robbery

While walking, a man was approached by two teenage offenders, one of whom displayed a black handgun and demanded the victim’s property in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue at 9:05 p.m., Aug. 9; when the victim said he didn’t have anything then continued walking, the two offenders fled in a small black SUV driven by a third person. No loss was reported. 

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

A woman was sitting in her parked tan 2014 Chevy Malibu when four offenders, one armed with a black handgun, opened all four doors and ordered her out of the vehicle in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 10:16 p.m., Aug. 9. The four offenders then drove off in her vehicle, traveling northbound on Oak Park Avenue. The estimated loss is $15,000.

Chicago residents were sitting in a parked gray 2017 Hyundai Tucson when four or five offenders approached the vehicle; one offender showed a handgun and demanded the keys to the vehicle and the victims’ cell phones at 10:19 p.m., Aug. 12 in the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue; upon exiting, the offenders got into the car and drove off. The estimated loss is $19,000. 


The catalytic converter was cut from a Mitsubishi Outlander between 3:30 a.m., Aug. 3 and 10 a.m., Aug. 4 in the 1100 block of North Humphrey Avenue. 

Two offenders were seen using a small jack to elevate a blue Toyota Prius and using a reciprocating saw to cut the vehicle’s catalytic converter between 8:42 a.m. and 8:46 a.m., Aug. 11 in the 800 block of South East Avenue.

A pair of diamond earrings and the victim’s wedding ring was taken from a bedroom drawer in her residence in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue between midnight., Aug. 1 and midnight, Aug. 9. The estimated loss is $3,500. 

The catalytic converter was cut from a 2014 Kia Forte between 2:25 p.m., Aug. 9 and 8 a.m., Aug. 10 in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue. 

The catalytic converter was cut from a white 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander between 3:30 p.m., Aug. 9 and 8 a.m., Aug. 10 in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue.  

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Aug. 6 through Aug. 13 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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