Chicagoan robbed at gunpoint

Police searching for gunman in his late teens

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Chicagoan robbed at gunpoint

A Chicago resident was the victim of armed robbery in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard, at 6:14 p.m. on June 10. Two men, both estimated to be 20 years old, approached the victim, who was leaving a building. 

One of the offenders pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded the victim's personal possessions. The victim handed over a wallet, and the offenders fled in a beige older-model Honda-type vehicle driven by a third person. 

Both offenders wore hooded sweatshirts cinched tight to hide their identities. The estimated loss is $90.

 

Strong-arm robbery

An Oak Park resident was robbed in the first block of North Harlem at 9 a.m. on June 14. 

The victim was approached by two men, both estimated to be about 20 years old. One of the offenders removed a gold-colored necklace from the victim's neck. The offenders also tore the victim's front pants pocket while taking cash. 

The two offenders were last seen headed westbound on Madison Street. The first offender was described as black, 5-foot-8 and wearing a white T-shirt, red shorts and green and black shoes. The second offender was described as black, 6-foot-2, with a thin build and wearing a white T-shirt, black jogging pants and red and black shoes.

 

Burglary

An Oak Park resident witnessed someone wearing black clothing burglarize their vehicle in the 100 block of Division Street at 3:56 p.m. on June 10. The offender gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and took an Orange Babe-brand hoodie, blue Zara jacket and two sweaters. The offender was ransacking the interior when a witness yelled that they were calling the police, prompting the offender to flee eastbound on Division. The estimated loss is $600. 

A vehicle was burglarized in the 6000 block of Roosevelt Road, sometime between 8 p.m. on June 8 and 10:24 a.m. on June 10. The offender gained entry through an unlocked door and ransacked the interior, stealing a wallet, phone charger and green jacket. The estimated loss is $145. 

A vehicle was burglarized in the 500 block of South Taylor Avenue, sometime between 6:12 a.m. on June 10 and 10 p.m. on June 11. The offender gained entry by breaking the driver's side window and then took a pink gym bag from the backseat. The estimated loss is $275.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 1000 block of North Harlem Avenue at 4:02 p.m. on June 11. The offender used a pry tool to gain entry to the vehicle and then ransacked the interior. The estimated loss due to damage is $250.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 800 block of South Humphrey, sometime between 7:30 p.m. on June 11 and 8:45 a.m. on June 12. The offender entered the vehicle by unknown means and took a black eel-skin wallet containing various card and cash. The estimated loss is $13.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on June 12. The offender shattered the driver's side window to gain entry and then ransacked the interior. The estimated loss due to damage is $250.

A UPS truck was burglarized in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 1:25 p.m. on June 12. The offender took a package from the truck and entered a beige older-model Toyota and fled eastbound on Pleasant Street. The loss is unknown.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 400 block of South Lombard Avenue, sometime between 9 p.m. on June 11 and 8 a.m. on June 12. The offender entered through an unlocked door and stole an iPhone valued at $1,000. 

 

Vehicle theft

A 2006 Ford minivan left running and unattended was stolen from the 100 block of Madison Street in Oak Park at 2:36 p.m. on June 14. The estimated loss is $2,000.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, June 10-17, 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

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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