Woman carjacked by two men, one in ski mask

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park woman was carjacked in the 400 block of South Maple Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 8.

The woman was loading her vehicle with her rear driver side door open, when she heard someone running at her from behind. She turned and saw two men approaching from the west side of Maple Street, one of whom wore a ski mask.

"Where's the phone, where's the phone?" one of the men yelled. She also heard one of the offenders state, "Give me the keys; we're not going to hurt you."

The victim complied and the two offenders entered and drove off southbound on Maple Avenue in the victim's gray 2006 Toyota Corolla. The estimated loss is $4,000.

Both offenders were black males between the ages of 18 and 25. The first offender was 5-foot-5, 120 to 150 pounds and wearing a black jogging suit and a ski mask. The second was 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, medium complexion, thick eyebrows and wearing a gray puffy coat with a horizontal black stripe across the chest.



  • A Berwyn resident was robbed in the 100 block of Madison Street at 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 11. The offender, approximately between the ages of 17 and 18, approached the victim and demanded the victim's cell phone. The offender removed the victim's iPhone 8 from the victim's hand and ran eastbound on Madison. The estimated loss is $630.
  • A Chicago woman was robbed in the 6000 block of North Avenue at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 9. The offender approached the victim from behind and took her purse from her arm. He then fled northbound across North Avenue. The estimated loss is $40.


Aggravated robbery arrest

Corey Daily, 20, of the 3700 block of South Indiana, Chicago, at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, at 10:50 a.m. on Jan. 10 and charged with committing aggravated robbery on July 31, 2018 at 720 S. Austin Blvd. The victim was identified as an Oak Park resident.


Soliciting in the roadway

A 64-year-old Maywood resident was arrested in the 700 block of South Harlem at 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 10 and charged with soliciting in the roadway.


Auto theft

A brown 2005 Ford F-250 that was left unoccupied and running was stolen from the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road at 6:17 a.m. on Jan. 8. The offender was described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-10, 40 years old with tattoos on both hands, and possibly holding a suitcase. The estimated loss is $15,000.


Hijacked vehicle recovered

A gray 2012 Honda Civic that was reported stolen out of Oak Park on Jan 4, 2019, in an aggravated carjacking, was recovered by the Broadview Police Department at 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 7, in the 2200 block of South 25th Avenue, Broadview. A juvenile was taken into custody.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Jan. 7-14, 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.


Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger


Email: tim@oakpark.com

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