COVID-conscious man robs 7-Eleven | Police reports April 14-20

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A man wearing a white surgical face mask and light blue surgical gloves walked into 7-Eleven, 661 S. Blvd., at 3:09 p.m. April 15, with his right hand in his jacket pocket implying he had a weapon and demanded cash from the register.

Upon receiving about $60 in cash from the register, the man fled 7-Eleven on foot and was last seen traveling eastbound on South Boulevard.

Aggravated robbery

*A man with his hand in his pants, implying a weapon, approached the victim and took the victim's green Apple iPhone 11 Plus and black leather wallet at 5:23 p.m., April 16 in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue; the man then fled eastbound on South Boulevard. 

Police describe the man as being black, in his early 20s, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 160 lbs. with a star-shaped face tattoo on his left cheek and multiple facial tattoos below his right eye. He was last seen wearing a black face mask, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The estimated loss is $1,225.


*A man in his late teens forcibly removed cash from the victim's hand after meeting on the pretense of carrying out a transaction at 1:15 p.m., April 16 in the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue; the man then fled on foot traveling eastbound in the alley behind Washington Boulevard. The estimated loss is $220.

Motor vehicle theft

*The owner of a 2007 AudiA4 was sitting in the car when an unknown offender grabbed the owner's Apple iPhone. The unknown offender ran away while the victim gave chase, leaving the car running with the keys in the ignition; the victim returned to find the car missing between 1:05 a.m. and 1:12 a.m., April 16 in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue. 

The vehicle was found a short time later in a nearby parking lot in the same block. The estimated loss of the cellphone is unknown.

*A blue 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer was removed from the 200 block of Lake Street between 12:50 p.m. and 9:17 p.m., April 14. Estimated loss is $1,900.



*A silver-colored Microsoft Surface Pen was taken out of a package that had been delivered to a residence in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 14. Estimated loss is $120.

*Someone cut the catalytic convertor and the oxygen sensor from a silver Honda Accord parked in the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., April 16. Estimated loss is $1,100.


*Someone removed a black Columbia parka jacket, a black Nike jacket, a driver's license, a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card and two Lululemon gift cards out of a vehicle with an unlocked door and ransacked the vehicle's interior between 11:15 a.m., April 14 and 11:15 a.m., April 15 in the 1100 block of South Grove Avenue. Total estimated loss is $400.

*An unknown man was observed via video surveillance entering an unlocked vehicle, ransacking its center console and glove box, and removing an estimated $70 in cash at 10:40 a.m., April 15 in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports April 14-20 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 Stacey Sheridan

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