Garage break-in results in car theft

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A residential garage was burglarized in the 200 block of Flournoy, sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 6. The burglar entered through a damaged side-door and stole a gray Acura MDX valued at $10,500.



  • A business in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard was burglarized at 4:24 a.m. on April 6. The offender gained entry by breaking the front door glass. Once inside, they took an unknown amount of cash from the register.
  • A business was burglarized in the 1000 block of Madison Street, sometime between 11:30 p.m. on April 5 and 5:30 p.m. on April 6. The offender broke the door glass and entered the building. They then forced open an office door, entered and ransacked a desk, stealing cash, a case of bottled water and a pair of jeans. The estimated loss is $643.


Theft and recovery

  • In the 600 block of Madison Street, an unidentified person received packages from a UPS delivery driver containing four iPhones. The victim is identified as the Oak Park Police Department. The incident took place at 11:29 a.m. on March 18. The total loss is $4,800.
  • A silver 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit, reported stolen on April 1, was recovered in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard at 2:15 a.m. on April 2. No arrests were made. The vehicle was originally stolen from the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard, between 6:50 and 7:20 a.m. on April 1, after it had been left running and unlocked. The vehicle is valued at $4,000.
  • A silver 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, reported stolen, was recovered in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue at 2:18 p.m. on April 2. No information was given about where or when the vehicle was originally stolen. No arrests were made.
  • A Mount Prospect resident's silver 2007 Infiniti was stolen from the 700 block of Ontario Street, sometime between midnight and 4 p.m. on April 1. The estimated loss is $7,500. The vehicle had been left running and unlocked with the key fob inside.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, April 1-8, 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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