Two armed robberies took place Dec. 19, just about two hours apart from each other. At 7:27 p.m., a Palatine resident was meeting a man to sell a four-carat diamond wedding ring, when the man he was meeting pulled a black handgun and demanded the ring and money from his wallet, an estimated loss of $7,900. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Madison Street. Police describe the attacker as being a black male wearing a black or navy puffy jacket with a gray fur-trimmed hood, dark jeans and dark shoes.
Shortly after that, two masked men pulled out a silver handgun and stole a Galaxy Note 9 cell phone and keys belonging to an Oak Park resident at 9:45 p.m. in the 900 block of South Cuyler Avenue.
A 16-year-old male stole the tip jar off the counter at Poke Burrito, 1025 S. Lake St., at 10:36 a.m. Dec. 18.
The generator was stolen from a truck owned by a Brookfield business in the 600 block of Madison Street Dec. 18 between 10:40 and 10:45 a.m. The total loss is $2,500.
An Amazon package containing face cream was stolen out of an unlocked apartment building vestibule in the 300 block of South East Avenue between 2:02 p.m. Dec. 15 and 5:23 p.m. Dec. 18. Total loss is $6.
An Amazon package containing various grocery items, worth about $15, was taken from the front porch of a residence in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue between 2:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 16.
A USPS package, containing miscellaneous clothing items, and an
Amazon package, containing sporting goods, were taken from the front porch of a residence also in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue between 2:18 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 17. The estimated loss is $295.
Recovered stolen auto
A vehicle reported stolen out of Oak Park on March 1 was recovered by Chicago police in the 6800 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago, 8:31 p.m. Dec 16.
Criminal damage to property
A person broke the lock to the side service door of an Oak Park resident's garage between 7 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 1000 block of North Humphrey Avenue.
Someone used a wrench to damage the doorknobs of the rear gate and the garage service door belonging to an Oak Park resident between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 1300 block of North Austin Boulevard. The estimated damage is $80.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Dec. 17-20 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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