Suspect in three retail burglaries arrested by Oak Park police

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have arrested Mark Walker, 49, of the 2700 block of West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, and charged him with burglarizing three businesses – Courageous Bakery & Café, 736 Lake St.; Geppetto's Toy Box, 730 Lake St.; and Papaspiros Greek Taverna, 728 Lake St. – on April 8.

Walker is accused of prying open a cash register at Geppetto's and stealing a second one that contained $100; stealing two iPads, several loaves of bread and a bottle of beer from Papaspiros; and $200 from Courageous Bakery.

Police did not give details about when or where Walker was taken into custody.


  • An Oak Parker's vehicle was burglarized in the 400 block of South Boulevard at about 4:05 a.m. on July 17. The burglar broke a window to the vehicle and stole a TomTom GPS from the glove box. The burglar fled southbound on foot. The estimated loss is $500.
  • A residential garage was burglarized in the 600 block of South Kenilworth Avenue, sometime between 7 p.m. on July 16 and 5:30 a.m. the next day. The burglar also entered the victims' vehicles and ransacked the interiors. They stole a Jamis Coda sport bicycle. The estimated loss is $600.



A man in his 20s or 30s stole two packages from the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of Woodbine, around 3:04 on July 18. The packages contained a foot massager and an electric dog toy. The thief was described as between 20 and 30 years old with black dreads, dark glasses and light pants. The estimated loss is $140.


Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger



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