Sun Flower Spa Massage, 1145 Garfield St., was robbed by two men, one of whom was allegedly armed with a handgun, at 12:42 p.m., Dec. 6. After the two men entered the business, the first offender allegedly hit one spa employee in the face then pointed a handgun at a second employee. The armed man took a Rolex watch off the second employee’s wrist and cash from the same victim’s purse – an estimated total loss of $35,300, according to the police incident report. The two offenders fled the scene, traveling westbound on Garfield Street in a black vehicle. No customers were involved in the incident.

Public indecency

  • A man was observed by an Oak Park resident masturbating and exposing himself in the stairwell of an apartment complex while the resident was walking through the hallway to her unit at 4 p.m., Dec. 6 in the 300 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The responding officer was unable to locate the suspect during the search of the stairwell. Police reports describe the male as being 14 to 16 years in age.


  • An unknown male suspect allegedly grabbed the victim by the shoulders and pushed the victim against the wall, after following the victim into the vestibule of a residential building in the first block of Lake Street at 1:55 a.m., Dec. 7. When the victim yelled, the offender fled in an unknown direction. 
  • A man carrying a black shopping basket allegedly  punched the victim in the face with a closed fist at 7:31 a.m., Dec. 11 in the 1100 block of South Boulevard, then fled on foot towards Harlem Avenue.


  • Video surveillance cameras captured an unknown male prying open a residential garage door and removing a bifold closet door and boxes of floor tile from inside the garage at 1:45 a.m., Dec. 8 in the 1100 block of North Taylor Avenue. The estimated loss is $400.
  • Video surveillance cameras caught two males pulling open the doors of Dream Town shoe store, 4 W. Madison St., and then entering the business with another male subject. The offenders lifted up the security gate and removed numerous items of clothing and shoes beginning at 1:16 a.m., Dec. 8. The three same subjects returned at 1:25 a.m., Dec. 8 and removed more shoes and clothes, as well as the cash register, then departed the scene in a newer Infiniti. The estimated loss is $10,000.
  • Unknown suspects broke the gate lock of the secured parking lot then shattered the glass front door of Avis Budget Rental, 414 Madison St., and ransacked the interior of the business between 1:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., Dec. 8. No reported loss.
  • Someone broke the glass window to gain entry into Bike Fix, 310 Lake St., then removed a black and teal Bianchi Sprint bicycle and a black Cannondale CAAD 10 bicycle from the business at 4:17 a.m., Dec. 9. The estimated loss is $7,500.

Recovered stolen auto

  • The black 2014 Jeep Cherokee reported stolen Dec. 1 from the 100 block of Garfield Street was recovered by University of Chicago police Dec. 9 in the 5100 block of Blackstone Avenue in Chicago.


  • A video surveillance camera captured an offender in a black puffy coat removing Amazon packages containing electronic equipment at 5:16 p.m., Dec. 6 in the 1100 block of Hayes Avenue.
  • A 12-foot Nutcracker and 6-foot “Baby Yoda” inflatable Christmas decorations were taken from the front lawn of a home in the 700 block of South Lombard Avenue between 11 p.m., Dec. 6 and 6:50 a.m., Dec. 7. The estimated loss is $275.
  • A package delivered by the U.S. Postal Service containing exercise leggings was removed from the lobby of a building in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 26. The estimated loss is $60.
  • The catalytic converter of a Mitsubishi Outlander was removed while the vehicle was parked in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard between 9 p.m., Dec. 7 and 7 a.m., Dec. 8.
  • The catalytic converter belonging to a silver 2008 Honda C-RV was cut while the vehicle was parked in the 900 block of Wesley Avenue between 6:15 p.m., Dec. 8 and 7:30 a.m., Dec. 9.
  • An Amazon package containing a pack of Command adhesive hanging strips was taken from a front porch in the 700 block of Lyman Avenue between 8 p.m., Dec. 8 and 7:30 a.m., Dec. 9. The estimated loss is $10.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Dec. 6 to Dec. 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.

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