Sandwich shop robbed at gunpoint

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The two men with guns robbed the Subway sandwich shop at 208 W. Lake St. at 9:10 p.m. on July 12.

According to police, the men came in with black zip-up hoodies cinched up around their faces, displayed handguns and demanded money. They went behind the counter and took the cash register, which contained $800.

Then they robbed a customer. The loss to the customer was reported as $800 by police. The offenders were both described as black males in their 20s, about 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall. One wore white gym shoes and white gloves and the other wore a red T-shirt under his hoodie, blue jeans and black gym shoes with white soles. He also wore a white reflector on his rear and one white glove on his left hand.

  • An Oak Park resident was robbed by someone who came up from behind in the 200 block of North Austin Boulevard at 11:45 on July 10.

The offender, who wore black Converse Chuck Taylor gym shoes and dark blue and black pants, approached the victim from behind and demanded property. The victim, whose gender was not given, lost property valued at $196.




  • An Oak Park resident's vehicle was burglarized in the 1000 block of South Maple Avenue sometime between 7 a.m. and noon on July 13. The offender stole cash from the vehicle. The estimated loss is $300.
  • A burglar gained entry to the second-story storage area of a residence in the 400 block of Home Avenue, sometime between 7 p.m. on July 6 and 6 p.m. on July 13. The offender stole power tools, car accessories and clothing, including a pair of women's Ugg boots, a pair of men's Timberland boots. The estimated loss is $4,400.
  • A Chicago male under the age of 18 was arrested for burglary in the 1000 block of Wenonah Avenue at 3:08 a.m. on July 15. No additional information was immediately available.
  • A garage was burglarized in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue, sometime between 7 p.m. on July 11 and 7:15 a.m. on July 12. The offender gained entry by unknown means and stole a red Honda lawnmower and a lime green 40-volt edger. The estimated loss is $600.


Violation of order of protection

A 33-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at 3:58 p.m. on July 13 in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue and charged with violation of an order of protection.



  • Someone stole a package containing blank checks from a mailbox in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard sometime between noon on July 3 and noon on July 10. The estimated loss is $20.
  • A gold 2015 Volkswagen Passat that was stolen out of Oak Park on July 10 was recovered by the 15th District Chicago Police Department in the 4800 block of Chicago Avenue at 6:49 p.m. on July 11. No apprehensions were made.
  • A Chicago male under the age of 18 was arrested in the 4900 block of West Cermak Road at 2:50 p.m. on July 10 and charged with a burglary that took place in the 700 block of North Harvey Avenue in Oak Park on Dec. 4.
  • Someone stole three unsecured black pond tubs with pond plants from outside of Oak Park Natural Pet and Fish, 23 N. Harlem Avenue, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on July 9 and 9:40 a.m. on July 10. The estimated loss is $504.
  • A gold 2015 Volkswagen that was left running and unattended was stolen from the 600 block of Madison Street in Oak Park at 12:19 p.m. on July 10. The estimated loss is $16,000.



  • A 19-year-old Chicago man was arrested at 11:26 p.m. on July 14 in the 600 block of North Mayfield Avenue, Chicago, and charged with a battery that occurred in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard in Oak Park.
  • A 35-year-old Chicago man was arrested at 1:46 a.m. on July 16 in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park and charged with battery.


Aggravated criminal sexual assault

A 14-year-old male Oak Park resident was arrested in the 100 block of West Madison Street at 6 p.m. on July 11 and charged with an aggravated criminal sexual assault that took place on July 7. The victim was identified as a female under the age of 18.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, July 10 - 16, 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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