Masked man steals ATM at Roosevelt Road business | Police reports Oct. 14-20

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By Bob Uphues

Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Editor

For the second time in the past month, Oak Park police are reporting that someone stole an ATM machine from a business on Roosevelt Road.

According to police, a man wearing a black facemask and a gray-hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head entered a business in the 7100 block of Roosevelt Road at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 20, removed the ATM machine and placed it in a gray SUV with the help of two others.

The vehicle was last seen northbound on Harlem Avenue.

During the overnight hours of Oct. 4-5, someone used a crowbar to force their way into a business in the 6300 block of Roosevelt Road and stole an ATM there.


Unlawful use of a weapon

Joshua T. Sanders, 25, of Chicago was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was found to be in possession of a handgun in the 7000 block of North Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.

At the time of his arrest, Sanders was wanted on a warrant by the Illinois Department of Corrections related to a prior conviction for the same offense.


Residential burglary

Oak Park police responded to a home in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue on Oct. 20 after a resident report that someone had entered the residence through an unlocked door and removed a purse containing debit and credit cards, ID, cash and gift cards.

Also missing was a gray men's wallet containing similar items. According to police, the break-in occurred between 1 and 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 20.

A resident of the 200 block of Maple Avenue called police to report that sometime between Aug. 25 and Oct. 20 someone entered the basement storage area, broke the hinges of the victim's storage locker and removed a silver mountain bike valued at $100.

No sale

A Wauconda resident called police on Oct. 15 to report that he'd just been the victim of a scam.

The victim told police he came to the 100 block of Maple Avenue to sell someone a white iPhone 11. The victim said he handed over the phone to the prospective buyer, who promptly fled the scene without paying for it.

The estimated loss was $1,000.

Vehicle break-in

An Oak Park resident called police to report that during the overnight hours of Oct. 17-18 someone entered their vehicle, which was parked in the 100 block of Harrison Street, and ransacked the interior. No loss was reported; police did not indicate any use of forced entry.


Package stolen from home

A resident of the 400 block of Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, contacted police to report that between 9 a.m. on Oct. 17 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 18, someone removed a package that had been delivered by FedEx and left at her residence.

The package contained an Apple iPhone XR valued at $600, according to police.


Bike theft

An Oak Park resident called police on Oct. 15 to report that sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. someone was able to remove a locked green, men's 27-inch Trek mountain bike from the 500 block of Lake Street. The loss was estimated at $500.

Police reported that between 7 and 8:35 p.m. on Oct. 15 someone removed the front-wheel from a black Fixie bicycle that was parked in the 1100 block of Ontario Street.

A resident of the 100 block of Grove Avenue, Oak Park, reported that someone removed a red 16-inch frame bicycle from a common basement area of a building sometime between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Oct. 14-20 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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