Armed robbery on Garfield

Stickup took place just after 3 a.m.

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park man was robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of Garfield Street at 3:05 a.m. on March 23.

The man was walking along Garfield when he was approached by the robber, who displayed a small, black handgun and demanded his belongings.

The victim handed over his wallet, which contained $100, miscellaneous credit cards, and his cell phone. The robber was last seen headed eastbound across Austin Boulevard and then eastbound near the railroad tracks. The estimated loss is $130.

The robber was described as black, roughly 19 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, thin, with black hair and a small mustache. He wore a dark skull cap, a dark sweatshirt and dark pants.


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