Armed robbery at Byline Bank in River Forest | Police reports Jan. 21-27

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Compiled by Stacey Sheridan and Maria Maxham

Byline Bank at 7751 Lake St. in River Forest was robbed on Jan. 22 at 11:56 a.m. The suspect has not been apprehended. 

According to the FBI, he is a white male of medium build, between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black knit hat, a black winter coat, black gloves, blue jeans and a white dust mask. 

He reportedly implied he was armed and the FBI believes he may be the same person who robbed an Elmwood Park Bank on Sept. 30, 2019.

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the unknown suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous.

More information and photos of the suspect can be found here.


Armed robbery

Two teenage boys, one of whom displayed a handgun, approached a woman from behind and demanded her things at 6:08 p.m. Jan. 25 in the first block of Washington Boulevard. The woman did not comply, believing the gun to be fake, but had her keys taken from her. The keys, minus the fob, and a toy handgun were found in the alley. 

Police describe the two boys as black, between of 15 and 16 years old. The first offender was about 5-foot-3 and wore black ski hat, black hooded jacket and dark blue jeans, while the other was about 5-foot-2 and wore a black jacket and dark blue jeans. 


Aggravated robbery

A man approached a woman from behind and reached inside her purse, taking a wallet with her ID and credit cards, then threatened to harm her Jan. 21 at 5:37 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Boulevard.

Police described the offender as a black male, about 5-foot-10 and 30 years old, 

with a goatee and facial tattoos. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up. 



Someone entered a residence through an unlocked rear window then took a camera, two checkbooks, cash and miscellaneous jewelry between 2:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $1,700.

Someone opened an unlocked vehicle door and took a purse containing a Galaxy 9 cellular phone, various credit cards and a wallet with cash at 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the 200 block of Madison Street. The man then fled eastbound on Madison Street in a silver Dodge Charger. The estimated loss is $430.

Someone took a purse containing an Illinois driver's license, credit cards, pink Marc Jacobs wallet, cash and car keys from a residence on Jan. 26 between midnight and 7:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Grove Avenue. The person then entered the garage through an unlocked service door and ransacked the vehicle.

A gray HP laptop computer and a green duffle bag full of clothes were taken out of an unlocked vehicle between overnight on Jan. 22-23 in the 1000 block of Home Avenue. The loss is estimated at $1,650.

A person broke into a garage, smashed the rear window of a vehicle parked inside and then took a food processor out of it between during the overnight hours of Jan. 21-22 in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue.



A man riding on a bicycle snatched a plastic shopping bag containing a prescription bottle from a woman, as she was walking in the 800 block of Madison Street at 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 21.

A FedEx package containing a Dell laptop computer was taken from the front lobby of a building in the 300 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 11:02 a.m. on Jan. 22. The estimated loss is $1,300.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Jan. 21 to Jan. 27, 2020 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 Stacey Sheridan and Maria Maxham

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