The manager of Walgreens, 811 Madison St., was held at gunpoint during an attempted armed robbery on May 6. The cashier told Oak Park police that a man wearing gloves and a face covering walked into the drug store at 11:27 p.m. that night, showed her the black handgun in his pocket and demanded she open the cash register.

When the manager came out to see what happened, the man then pointed the handgun at him and again demanded the cash register be opened. The clerk had difficulty opening the register and the offender got impatient and fled the scene without getting any money.


  • Someone shattered the front driver’s side and passenger’s side windows of a silver 2010 Jeep Laredo then took a beige tote bag, containing school supplies, from inside the vehicle between 8 p.m., May 3 and 5:30 p.m., May 4 in the 1100 block of North Ridgeland Avenue. The estimated damage is $1,000.
  • A Catholic priest at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd., found an unknown man wearing a dinosaur hat inside his office. The man told the priest he had been cleaning and then left the premises at 8:20 p.m., May 3; it was later discovered that the man had been walking around the school, going into multiple offices. Any loss was unknown at the time of report.
  • Someone forced open a locked front porch door  then unsuccessfully tried to force open the locked interior door, causing damage to the door frame, of a residence. The offender then got into the house through an unlocked window, ransacked the house’s second floor and took jewelry and a black lock box of medications, then went into the attic and took another black lock box, containing hard drives, expired passports and child photographs, between 9:15 a.m. and 5:10 p.m., May 4 in the 800 block of South Cuyler Avenue. The estimated loss is $2,130.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A red Toyota Prius, left unlocked and running with the keys in the ignition, was removed from the 1100 block of Westgate Street at 7:40 p.m., May 3. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on Westgate Street then southbound on Maple Avenue. The estimated loss is $20,000.
  • A witness observed a tall man enter and drive off in a Stone Park resident’s silver 2006 Toyota Camry that was left unlocked and running with the keys in the ignition at 8:38 p.m., May 4 in the 1100 block of Lake Street. The estimated loss is $2,000. The vehicle was found with front-end damage by Chicago police at 11:27 p.m., May 6 in the 3900 block of West 14th Street in Chicago.


  • An Oak Park police officer discovered that the catalytic converter had been removed from a white 2005 Lexus after witnessing two men flee the scene in two unknown vehicles parked nearby at 2:44 a.m., May 3 in the 1100 block of South Lombard Avenue.
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter from a 2021 Isuzu NQR parked in the 7000 block of North Avenue between 11 a.m., April 1 and 6 p.m., April 30.
  • An unknown person was captured on a security camera taking a large package of diapers from outside a residence at 11:47 a.m., May 6 in the 600 block of North Harvey Avenue. The estimated loss is $47.
  • Someone took three Amazon packages that contained books, toiletries and children’s toys from a front porch in the 300 block of South Euclid Avenue between 6:55 p.m. and 7 p.m., May 6. The estimated loss is $300.
  • A plastic Little Tykes playhouse with tan walls and a green roof was taken from the front yard of a residence in the 900 block of North Oak Park Avenue between 8 p.m., May 5 and 12 p.m., May 6. The estimated loss is worth $100.

Criminal property damage

  • Someone broke into a locked blue 2007 GMC Envoy, cut up the front driver’s and passenger’s seats and punctured all four tires belonging to the vehicle between noon and 10 p.m., May 7 in the first block of Division Street.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through May 3 to May 9 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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