Oak Parker fights off would-be robbers

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park resident was the target of an attempted robbery in the 100 block of Augusta on at about 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 8.

The victim punched in the jaw by a man who implied he had a gun and then demanded the victim's money.

The two then got into a physical altercation and a second offender approached from behind and joined the original offender. The two offenders then fled eastbound on Augusta and northbound between two houses east of Austin Boulevard.

The first offender was described as a black, 6-foot, 170 pounds, light-skinned with short twists in his hair and wearing a red jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, gray sweatpants and white shoes.

The second robber was described as a black male, 6-foot-2, 300 pounds and wearing a blue jacket with white lettering across the chest and blue jeans.

No loss was reported.

  • A Chicago resident was robbed and beaten in the 6000 block of Roosevelt Road at 11:17 p.m. on Dec. 4. The offenders approached the victim, punched and kicked him and took a black wallet containing $100. The offenders then fled in a silver 4-door sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus.

 

Burglary

An Oak Park resident's 2018 Honda Civic was burglarized in the 500 block of South Oak Park Avenue between 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 3:09 a.m. on Dec. 5. The offender broke a window to the vehicle and took a bowling ball. Four tires and wheels were stolen from the vehicle as well. The estimated loss is $1,850.

 

Theft

A gray 2012 Volkswagen CC was stolen from the 400 block of South Elmwood between 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 5. The estimated loss is $21,400.

 

Assault

Oak Park have reported that a man with a handgun threatened a motorist at the intersection of Division and Harlem at 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 2. The offender was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5-foot-7, with a thin build and wearing a black skull cap and a black jacket.

The offender exited an older blue van and approached the victim's vehicle, making verbal threats and brandishing a handgun. The offender fled the scene in an unknown direction.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Dec. 4 - 8, 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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Email: tim@oakpark.com

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