Oak Park and River Forest police reports Jan. 28- Feb. 6

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Bank robbed near Oak Park

The Chicago FBI is searching for a man they believe attempted to rob a bank on North Avenue in Chicago and successfully robbed another on Irving Park Road on Feb. 6.

The man attempted to rob U.S. Bank, 6700 W. North Ave., in Chicago, at 9:46 a.m., but no information was given about the attempt. A few hours later, at 11:37 a.m., the man robbed a BMO Harris at 5960 Irving Park Road. The robbery was described as a non-takeover event, meaning the robber did not take hostages.

He is described by law enforcement officials as a black man, 160-175 pounds, in his late 30s and standing about 5-feet, 10-inches tall. He wore a blue jacket with tan sleeves and a black baseball hat with the letter I.

Anyone with information can contact the FBI at 312-421-6700.   

 Armed robbery

A man driving a white Nissan Altima offered a ride to the victim and her friend on Jan. 31 about 3:15 a.m. in the 700 block of North Humphrey. Once inside the vehicle, the man displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded their property. The victim handed over $3,400 in cash and exited the vehicle. The offender then fled in an unknown direction.

 Criminal trespass to motor vehicle

Two juveniles were arrested on Feb. 5 at 2:27 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Lombard and the 1000 block of South Taylor for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle. Oak Park police report that the two Chicago juveniles were observed in the 200 block of Fillmore exiting a gray Dodge minivan that was reported stolen in Chicago on Feb. 4. The two were processed and released to their parents.

Allegedly, they also were responsible for attempting to steal a green Chrysler Town & Country in the 700 block of S. Highland sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 5. They entered the car through an unlocked door and damaged the ignition cylinder in an attempt to steal the vehicle. 

 Disorderly conduct arrest

 Kishaun D. Mobley, 19, of the 1000 block of North Lamon in Chicago, was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was positively identified as the person who had attempted to enter the garage of a resident of the 300 block of South Humphrey on Feb. 6 at 10:40 a.m.

 Residential burglary

A residence in the 100 block of South Humphrey was burglarized sometime between 4 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 2. The offender broke the glass panel on the front door of the residence to gain entrance and then stole cash, a Phillips DVD player, a Samsonite garment bag, a Dell laptop computer, an HP laptop computer and a Saco sports watch. The total loss was an estimated $2,560. 

A residence in the 800 block of Home Avenue was burglarized sometime between 11:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. The offender used a brick to break the basement window and then defeated the deadbolt lock to the basement door. A brown fur coat and jewelry were stolen. The loss was an estimated $1,400.

 Theft and vandalism

Decorative holiday lights and two decorative reindeer were stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of North Marion sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 6:44 a.m. on Jan. 30. The offender also spray painted the hood, driver's door and passenger window of the victim's vehicle. The loss was an estimated $450.

 Burglary arrests

Zeferino Lara, 20, of the 1800 block of South Ridgeland in Berwyn, was arrested at his home on Jan. 28 and charged with two counts of burglary. The first burglary occurred on Oct. 27 in the 800 block of South Harvey and the second on Oct. 30 in the 700 block of South Euclid.

 These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 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

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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