Three men carjack Oak Park woman's Prius | Police reports Nov. 21-30

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park woman was carjacked after three men approached her and said they would kill her if she did not get out of her silver 2013 Prius at 9:12 p.m. Nov. 25 in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue.

The men then dragged the woman using brute force out of the car. They also took the woman's purse and emptied its contents on the ground before getting into the Prius. The men were last seen driving eastbound on Washington Boulevard. Police estimate the loss of the vehicle to be $15,500.


An estimated $7,000 was stolen from a gas station in the 300 block of Chicago Avenue at 9:44 p.m. Nov. 25.

Three bags of tools were stolen out of an unlocked white 2006 Ford Cutaway while it was parked in the alley in the 1200 block of Linden Avenue between noon and 1 p.m. Nov. 25.

Someone tried to steal a black 2005 Chevrolet Sonic parked in the first block of Randolph Street between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nov. 24 but couldn't remove the master lock on the steering wheel.

Attempted burglary

A person attempted to break into three different businesses by drilling a hole in the exteriors of the buildings in the 100 block of North Marion Street between 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and midnight Nov. 28. Two of the businesses had holes in their rooftops, while the third had a hole drilled into a wall. No entry was gained.  



A person pushed in the window of an Oak Park resident's garage and stole a gray SENCO nail gun set of three with black case, Bosch hammer drill with blue case and drill bits, STIHL gas blower, DeWalt angle grinder, blue Bosch circular saw and red Milwaukee Sawzall between 1 a.m. Nov. 21 and 4:23 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 500 block of North Taylor Avenue. Total loss is $1,125. 

A Ridgid WD14500 vacuum cleaner was stolen out of an Oak Park resident's garage after the side door was forced open between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov 26 in the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue.

A person shattered the front passenger window of a Ford F250 truck and then took a man's black leather bi-fold wallet containing an Illinois driver's license, state identification and credit cards between 9:50 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in the 900 block of Mapleton Avenue. Total loss is $200.

Someone broke the back windshield of a black 2008 Chevrolet parked at 3 Erie Court, then took a pair of blue duck boots from the trunk at 2:39 p.m. Nov. 28.


Criminal damage to property

A person threw a large rock at a living room double-paned window in the 400 block of Wesley Avenue at 4:50 a.m. Nov. 30.


Criminal trespass

A person broke into a home by forcing open the rear basement door, damaging its frame; the person went into the kitchen and turned on two gas stove burners then exited the home through a bedroom window, after pushing the screen out, at 8:10 p.m. Nov 24 in the 1500 block of North Austin Boulevard. 


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Nov. 21-30 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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Tommy McCoy  

Posted: December 4th, 2019 5:43 PM

Jasper Long You understand it very well. As for getting a CCL, it may bring some false sense of security which can increase a person becoming a victim and the responsibility of knowing 24 hours each day a night that the weapon is secured when you are not carrying it is a lot for a person to take on. That may be one of the reason's why legal weapon's end up getting stolen. I am not against CCL, I just know there is a large responsibility associated with it and if you think of each time you were a victim of crime, how many times could you have actually drawn your weapon with full intention of firing it. Then there is the investigation involved and the possible law suit that could follow. If you were never truly professionally trained in the use of a weapon I would not suggest it, and even if you were, it is still questionable if you really need it. I do not recall of any recent fire fights breaking out between good and bad civilians

Jasper Long from Oak Park  

Posted: December 4th, 2019 4:05 PM

Yes, it is a must that you take the precautions. Unfortunately, she parked in an awful area, where it's not well lit and its enclosed. You have to be aware and alert of surroundings. Know who is around and if they are moving in the same direction as you or coming towards you. Do not idle in the car, get in and out with purpose, do not look distracted. As a 4-time victim of armed robbery, these measures saved me from a fifth one while I was in Dallas a couple of months ago. And for those who feel comfortable enough, get your CCL.

Tommy McCoy  

Posted: December 3rd, 2019 7:35 PM

Tom MacMillan You would need 50 thousand Police Officer's in Oak Park to prevent each and every one from becoming a victim of crime. This is not going to happen so the second best thing is to learn the best way not to become a victim. It is not a 100 percent solution although it is some thing that maybe can help a lot of people become less vulnerable to becoming a victim. You can learn that information from you local Police Officer. Find out when you have a Beat Officer meeting and ask your questions

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: December 3rd, 2019 3:15 PM

"said they would kill her" over a six year old Prius. And yet we have a Trustee in town who will do just about anything to reduce or denigrate our current level of police protection. We really need to get rid of the bad Trustees at the next election.

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