Oak Park cops looking for groper

Police report four incidents of man approaching, touching women

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police are looking for a man they believe has been involved in four separate incidents of sneaking up behind women, touching them inappropriately and then fleeing.

The first incident took place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, right outside Oak Park Village Hall near Lombard Avenue and Madison Street.

The other three took place between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 – one at Wesley Avenue near Madison Street and another at Euclid Avenue near Pleasant Street.

In the third incident, the victim told a 911 dispatcher they would file a report at the police station but did not immediately reveal the location of the incident.

The offender was described by one victim as a black male in his 20s, and another victim noted that he was barefoot. He wore a black T-shirt and black shorts. He also was described as clean shaven and about 6 feet tall with a thin build and short hair.

Anyone with information can contact police at 708-386-3800. Tips can be made anonymously at 708-434-1636 or at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.


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