Dunkin' Donuts store robbed at gunpoint
Dunkin' Donuts, 217 W. Madison St., was robbed at gunpoint at 9:45 p.m. on March 4. The offender was described as a black male, 5-foot-5, with a thin build and wearing a black ski mask, a black jogging suit, black gloves and black tennis shoes.
The man entered the business and told one of the workers to "empty the register." The employee handed over $302 from the cash register. The offender then displayed a black handgun hidden in his waistband and stole $17 from the first employee and $42 from the second.
The incident turned out to be the first of two such robberies on Madison Street last week.
On March 5, Forest Park police reported that a man wearing a ski mask and black hoodie entered the Dunkin' Donuts at 7660 Madison St., showed an employee a black pistol in his waistband and demanded money from the cash registers.
The offender made off with cash and an employee's personal belongings before fleeing eastbound on Madison Street.
A 30-year-old Chicago man was arrested for a hit-and-run that occurred in the 1100 block of South Scoville Avenue at 4:13 p.m. on March 2. The offender was identified by a witness as the driver of the vehicle that struck and injured a pedestrian at the corner of Austin and Lake.
He was taken into custody and charged with failure to give information and render aid along with driving with a revoked license. Police released no information about the injuries sustained by the pedestrian.
A 14-year-old female reported that a white male wearing a baseball cap said, "Hey, little girl," as he drove past her in a red pickup truck on March 2, at 3:37 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Lombard Avenue.
Theft of motor vehicle
A 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van was stolen from the 1100 block of South Boulevard on March 3 at about 10:45 a.m. The thief entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and stole the car using keys left in the ignition. The loss was estimated at $6,500.
A black 2011 Buick Lacrosse was stolen in the 6000 block of North Avenue on March 2, between 8 and 9:15 p.m. The victim was a Chicago resident. The loss was an estimated $18,000.
A pry tool was used on the front door and door frame of a residence in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue sometime between noon on March 3 and 3:10 on March 4. The damage done to the door was estimated at $300.
No entry was gained to the residence.
Ten inches of copper downspout with heating cables was stolen from a property in the 200 block of Forest Avenue on March 5, between 4 and 6:35 p.m. The loss was an estimated $1,000.
Theft from motor vehicle
The blue vehicle skirt was stolen from the passenger side of a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 1100 block of Ontario Street sometime between 9 a.m. on March 1 and 7 p.m. on March 5. The loss was an estimated $165.
A residence in the 800 block of Wenonah Avenue was burglarized sometime between 10 a.m. on Feb. 23 and 11:35 p.m. on March 2. The offenders entered the residence by breaking the rear pantry window. They then stole a television. The loss was an estimated $500.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Feb. 23-March 5, 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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