Two children came face-to-face with a carjacker on Friday in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue. The carjacker did not pull a gun on the children but told them he was armed.
The children had been waiting for their father in his car, when a man dressed in all white hopped into the driver’s seat of the running 2014 dark green Nissan Pathfinder at 12:21 p.m., July 22. The carjacker then ordered the two children out of the vehicle and fled in the Pathfinder, leaving the children behind.
Police describe the offender as a Black male, about 5-feet-9 to 5-feet-10 and between 180 to 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing all white clothing with white shoes and a white shirt draped over his shoulders.
The loss of the vehicle is estimated at $21,520.
Attempted aggravated carjacking
Three men attempted to carjack their rideshare driver at 1:23 a.m., July 23, in the 700 block of Lyman Avenue. As the driver was dropping off the three passengers, whom he had picked up in Chicago, at their destination, one passenger pulled a handgun and demanded the driver surrender the black 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Instead of exiting, the driver drove off in his vehicle.
CVS pharmacy, 6748 Roosevelt Road, was robbed by two armed men, dressed as security officers on July 20 at 9:40 p.m. After the men entered the store, one of the offenders pulled a gun on the checkout clerk and demanded money from the cash registers. The clerk handed over about $200 from the registers. When the manager approached, the second offender grabbed the manager by the arm and ordered him at gunpoint to bring him to the safe. The first offender stayed with the clerk, while the second went upstairs with the manager and removed about $2,775 in cash from the safe. The two men then fled the store in a white Chevy Sedan with unknown license plates. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Oak Park Avenue. Police describe the first offender as a 20-year-old Black man, about 6-feet-2 or 6-feet-3 and of slim build with tattoos. He was last seen wearing a blue bandana as a face mask and a neon vest with “SECURITY” printed on the back. The second offender is described as a 40-year-old bald Black man of similar height and build. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with “SECURITY” on the back.
While she was retrieving a shopping cart in the parking lot of Jewel-Osco, 438 Madison St., an Oak Park resident was hit in the lower leg with a shoe that was thrown at her by a woman at 11:00 a.m., July 20. The woman then verbally assaulted the victim before fleeing eastbound on Madison Street.
Motor vehicle theft
- A silver 2017 Kia Sportage was removed from the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 8 p.m., July 19 and 8:15 p.m., July 20. The estimated loss is $15,000.
- An unlocked silver 2011 Ford Explorer was removed from the 1100 block of Clinton Avenue between 11:55 a.m. and 12:17 p.m., July 19. The keys were in the vehicle’s center console.
Recovered stolen vehicle
The silver 2020 Kia Optima reported stolen July 15 from the 900 block of Highland Avenue was found by Chicago police, July 19, in the 3100 block of West Harrison Street in Chicago.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports, July 19-25, 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.