Man knocked to the ground, robbed

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park man was robbed in the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue in Oak Park at 5:46 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Four men, three of whom were described as between the ages of 20 and 25, approached the man from behind and knocked him to the ground. He handed over his wallet and Samsung Galaxy cellphone.

The offenders then fled on foot northbound on South Euclid. One offender was described as thin, 5-foot-7 and wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie with an anarchist symbol on it.


Vehicle theft

  • A gray 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was left running and unattended was stolen from the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue in Oak Park at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 1.

The vehicle contained a purse with miscellaneous credit cards and identification. It was recovered by Chicago police on Dec. 2 at 5:33 p.m. in the 4800 block of Madison Street in Chicago.

  • A blue Hyundai Accent that was left running and unattended was stolen from the 6100 block of North Avenue at 2:19 a.m. on Dec. 2. The estimated loss is $16,000.


Armed robberies on Austin

  • A Chicago resident was robbed at gunpoint in the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard at 3 a.m. on Nov. 30. A man exited a blue Mazda 4-door hatchback with no rear bumper, approached the victim with a black semi-automatic handgun and patted the victim down, making off with $26 from the victim's pockets.

The offender then fled in the vehicle eastbound on Austin Boulevard. He was described as a black male, 6-feet tall, with short dreadlocks and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a partial black mask over his face.

  • A Chicago resident was robbed at gunpoint in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard about 30 minutes after the prior incident by a man driving a vehicle of a similar description.

The robbery took place at 3:33 a.m. The offender drove up in what was described as a newer dark Toyota with no rear bumper. He exited the vehicle and displayed a black and silver semi-automatic handgun. The offender then removed $40 and a Ventra card from the victim.

The offender then fled in the vehicle, which headed northbound on Austin Boulevard. He was described as a black male, 5-foot-7, thin and wearing a black scarf around his mouth, a black skull cap, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Nov. 27- Dec. 3, 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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