Two people were armed at gunpoint within five minutes of each other in Oak Park on the afternoon of Oct. 18. The first victim was a Chicago resident, who was in a parking lot in the 800 block of Madison Street at 1:35 p.m. when he was approached and ordered down on the ground by two men, one of whom pointed a silver handgun at the victim. The two offenders took cash from the victim’s pockets before fleeing in a dark gray Dodge sedan with tinted windows and no license plates.
Five minutes later in the 200 block of South Grove Avenue, a man hopped out of a gray sedan and grabbed a Berwyn resident by the shoulder while she was out walking. The man pointed a black gun at her and demanded her phone and purse, while another man pointed a black gun at her from the backseat. Her purse was later found discarded in the block where she was robbed.
- A black Glock 43 handgun was taken from the center console of a 2018 Hyundai Elantra after the offender broke the rear driver’s side window between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Oct. 21 in the 400 block of Lake Street. The vehicle was also ransacked, and the steering column peeled. The estimated loss is $450.
- Someone broke into a home with an unlocked back door and ransacked the residence, taking two jewelry cases, a women’s gold brooch and an antique men’s analog watch, between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m., Oct. 21 in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue. The estimated loss is $1,500.
- A gray Apple iPad Pro 11 with an attached keyboard and an iPad pencil were taken from an unlocked 2013 Fiat parked in the 1100 block of North East Avenue between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The estimated loss is $1,300.
Motor vehicle theft
- A 2020 Kia Sportage was taken from a front driveway in the 700 block of South Grove Avenue between 5:50 p.m. and 8:23 p.m., Oct. 21.
- A 2021 Kia Soul was taken between 1 p.m. and 6:09 p.m., Oct. 22 from the 1100 block of South Lyman Avenue. The estimated loss is $20,000.
- A 2017 Kia Sportage was taken between 10:30 p.m., Oct. 21 and 7:15 p.m., Oct. 22 from the 1000 block of North Austin Boulevard.
- A 2017 Kia Sportage was taken between 8:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 9:56 a.m., Oct. 23 from the first block of Superior Street.
- A 2018 Hyundai Elantra parked in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue was taken between 10:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 6:40 p.m., Oct. 23.
- A 2017 Hyundai Tucson parked in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue was taken between 8:30 p.m., Oct. 19 and 7:10 a.m., Oct. 20.
- A 2018 Chrysler Pacifica parked in the 400 block of North Kenilworth Avenue was taken between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Oct. 20.
- A 2013 Hyundai Sonata parked in the 400 block of South Elmwood Avenue was removed between 8 a.m., Oct. 19 and 7:08 p.m., Oct. 20. The vehicle was later found with a broken window and peeled steering column in the 300 block of South Harvey Avenue.
- A 2018 Hyundai Elantra parked in the 800 block of South Cuyler Avenue was taken between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 19.
- A 2011 Kia Optima parked in the 300 block of North Grove Avenue was taken between 1 p.m., Oct. 16 and 6:41 a.m., Oct. 17.
- A 2022 Kia Sportage parked in the 1100 block of Ontario Street was stolen between 3:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and 10:07 a.m., Oct. 17.
- Two skeleton Halloween decorations were taken from a front yard in the 1000 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 3:30 p.m., Oct. 16 and 8:30 a.m., Oct. 17. The estimated loss is $135.
- The catalytic converter was cut from a 2018 Hyundai Tucson parked in the 700 block of Washington Boulevard between 11:30 p.m., Oct. 21 and 8 a.m., Oct. 22.
Recovered stolen vehicle
- The 2017 Hyundai Tucson reported stolen Oct. 20 from the 1100 block of North Euclid Avenue was recovered by Chicago police in the 900 block of North Long Avenue in Chicago at 10:52 p.m., Oct. 21.
- The 2019 Hyundai Sonata reported stolen Oct. 21 from the 200 block of North Austin Boulevard was recovered by Chicago police in the 4200 block of West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago at 10:38 p.m., Oct. 21.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Oct. 18 to Oct. 24 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.