An Oak Park resident was robbed at gunpoint and made to lie on the cement in the early hours of Nov. 11. Two men fled with an estimated $1,200 worth of items.

The victim was seated in his vehicle at 4:43 a.m., Nov. 11 in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard when he was approached by two men, one of whom pointed a gun at him and ordered him to exit the vehicle. The second man, who was also armed, demanded the victim lie on the ground. Both men then robbed the victim of his possessions, taking his red Apple iPhone, wallet, credit cards, cash, backpack, laptop, keys and North Face jacket.

The two offenders fled the scene in a black or dark colored sedan driven by a third offender, who remained in the vehicle during the robbery.

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

  • An Oak Park resident was standing near his 2019 Ford Explorer when he was approached by a man who displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s cell phone and keys, then drove off in the victim’s vehicle at 3 a.m., Nov. 10 in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue. The man was last seen traveling north on Humphrey Avenue. The estimated loss is $30,350.

Burglary

  • Someone broke the glass windowpane on an apartment backdoor to gain entry then ransacked the living room and bedroom once inside, taking an Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch and a DVD player from the residence between 3:40 p.m. and 5:10 p.m., Nov. 13 in the 300 block of South Euclid Avenue.
  • Someone broke into an unlocked 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan then removed from the vehicle the victim’s garage door opener, then used the garage door opener to take a gray chop saw from the victim’s garage, between 5 p.m., Nov. 9 and 10 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • A black North Face book bag, a lanyard with keys and a light silver-blue wallet containing credit cards were removed from a garage with an unlocked side service door in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue between 11:30 p.m., Nov. 8 and 7 a.m., Nov. 9.
  • Two men distracted an Oak Park resident outside of her apartment while a third went into her apartment and took an unknown amount of gold jewelry between 4:47 p.m. and 4:51 p.m., Nov. 7 in the 700 block of Augusta Street. The men abruptly departed from the scene in a white sedan, according to the victim. Her upstairs office was also ransacked. The estimated loss is $10,000.

Motor vehicle theft

  • An unlocked 2005 Nissan Altima, left unattended with the keys in the ignition, was removed between 7:40 a.m. and 7:47 a.m., Nov. 11 from the 1100 block of South Kenilworth Avenue. Illinois State Police recovered the vehicle at 8:55 p.m., Nov. 11 near Interstate 290 and East Avenue.

Attempted motor vehicle theft

  • Someone shattered the rear passenger’s side window of a 2002 Kia Sorento then stripped the vehicle’s steering column between 9 p.m., Nov. 12 and 9 p.m., Nov. 13 in the 900 block of Garfield Street.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a 2014 Kia Soul then ransacked the vehicle’s interior and damaged its steering column and ignition between 6:15 p.m., Nov. 9 and 8:20 a.m., Nov. 10 in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue. A box of surgical masks was also removed from the Kia.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan between 10:15 p.m., Nov. 9 and 8:45 a.m., Nov. 10.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a 2017 Kia Forte then damaged its steering column and ignition between 4 p.m. and 9:06 p.m., Nov. 9 in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue. The glovebox and center console were also ransacked.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a blue 2022 Kia Sportage then peeled its steering column and damaged its ignition between 4:30 p.m. and 6:41 p.m., Nov. 8 in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a Kia Forte and stripped its steering column between 6 p.m. and 9:58 p.m., Nov. 7 in the 600 block of South Humphrey Avenue.

Theft

  • Someone took a black Trek bicycle after breaking the cable lock that secured it to a light pole in the 1100 block of Ontario Street between 10:40 a.m. and 1:25 p.m., Nov. 10. 
  • A delivered package was taken from a front porch in the 1000 block of North Lombard Avenue at 1:38 p.m., Nov. 8.
  • Someone removed the exhaust system with the catalytic converter from a 2011 Nissan Maxima between 11 p.m., Nov. 5 and 4 a.m., Nov. 8 in the 1200 block of North Lombard Avenue.
  • The catalytic converter was removed from a Toyota Prius parked in the 100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue between 10 p.m., Oct. 16 and 10 a.m., Oct. 17.

Criminal property damage

  • The rear passenger’s side window of a white Hyundai Sonata was broken between 5:30 p.m. and 11:07 p.m., Nov. 7 in the 600 block of South Taylor Avenue.
  • The rear passenger’s side window of a gray 2015 Kia Optima was broken between 8 p.m., Nov. 6 and 9:01 a.m., Nov. 7 in the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Nov. 8-14 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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