Chicago man robbed, punched on South Euclid

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A Chicago man was punched and robbed in the 400 block of South Euclid Avenue at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. The victim was approached by two men, one of whom asked if he had any money. The man said, "No," and one of the men punched him on the side of the head, causing him to fall to the ground. 

The second robber then went through the victim's right pocket and took $20 in cash. Both men fled in an unknown direction. They were described as being between the ages of 20 and 25.


Windows shot, broken on Madison, Chicago

The windows of three business in the 200, 300 and 900 blocks of Madison Street were damaged by BB-type projectiles, and the window of another business in the 100 block of Madison was shattered. 

The front window of the business in the 200 block of Madison was struck sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. The estimated loss is $1,500. 

The business in the 300 block was hit sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 8:18 a.m. on Oct. 29. The estimated loss is $700. The third business, in the 900 block, was struck sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 29.

Another business in the 100 block of Madison had its front window shattered sometime between 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 and 2:47 a.m. on Oct. 27. The estimated loss is $1,500.

The vandalism continued on the 100 block of Chicago Avenue, where someone used an unknown object to damage a 3- by 10-foot pane of glass at a business around 7 a.m. on Oct. 23. The estimated damage at that business is $1,500.



An Oak Park resident's tire was stolen off a car in the 1200 block of Rossell Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 27. The thief raised the vehicle with a jack and removed the front passenger tire. The loss is an estimated $800.

Two packages, one a Fed-Ex package containing beauty supplies and the other a UPS package containing a woman's faux coat, were stolen on Oct. 16 and 26, respectively, from the common entrance of a residential building in the 900 block of North Boulevard. The estimated loss is $97.

An Oak Park resident was the victim of theft in the 200 block of South Marion Street sometime between 8:05 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 24. The thief removed from a secure locker the victim's wallet, which contained credit cards, an Illinois driver's license and cash. The estimated loss is $177.

A thief gained entry to a storage unit in the 700 block of Lexington sometime between 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 16. Once inside, the thief took a Sony Trinitron 37-inch television. The estimated loss is $200.

Stolen motor vehicle

An Elgin resident's black 2008 Mercedes C350, reported stolen from the 100 block of South Mayfield at 6:25 p.m. on Oct. 27, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department. 



An Oak Park woman was the victim of battery on a CTA train near the Blue Line stop in the 800 block of Oak Park Avenue at 5:10 p.m. on Oct. 28. A man in his 40s sat down next to the woman and placed his hand on her right thigh. She stood up to exit the train at the Oak Park Avenue stop, and he grabbed and squeezed her buttocks. The man was described as black and wearing a black Columbia jacket, blue jeans and black Puma shoes. He had a gray beard, short hair and a scar on the left side of his face from his temple down to his cheek. 



Two residences were burglarized in the 900 block of Ontario, one between 9:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 25 and the other between 8 a.m. on Oct. 22 and 7:06 p.m. on Oct. 25. 

In the Oct. 25 burglary, the burglar used a cutting tool on the kitchen window screen to gain entry and then stole a black 65-inch Samsung television, a black CD case containing 180 CDs, three cigars, two large gray towels, cash, and an iPad. The estimated loss is $2,818. 

In the other burglary, the burglar gained entry to an apartment by breaking a window pane on the rear entry door, then ransacking the apartment. The estimated loss was unknown at the time of the report. 

An Oak Park business was burglarized in the 1100 block of North Marion Street at 8:57 p.m. on Oct. 26. The burglar used a pry tool to open the door on the storage closet inside the park and stole several cans of spray paint and some baseballs, which were found nearby. They used the spray paint in front of the children's playground, causing an estimated $30 in damage.

Keith W. Leflore, 61, of the 1400 block of North Mayfield in Chicago, was arrested in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard at 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 23 and charged with burglary. 


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Oct. 22-29, 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


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