Purse snatcher on Oak Park Ave.

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

 An Oak Park woman was the victim of theft in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 6.

The woman was approached from behind by a male approximately between the ages of 16 and 19. He grabbed her black purse from her right shoulder, causing the strap to break. He then fled eastbound, according to police.

The purse contained an Illinois driver's license, cash, credit cards and an iPhone.

The offender was described as a black male with a medium complexion, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a thin build. He wore a red-and-white hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and blue jeans.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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Alex Garcia  

Posted: September 13th, 2018 1:43 PM

Of course these attacks are getting more brazen. Emboldened repeat offenders have nothing to fear from OP and Cook County. Purse snatching and assault in broad daylight? No problem. Recognizance bonds and maybe electronic monitoring at worst. In the off-chance of actually being convicted of something, maybe community service or a short stint in boot camp.

Patricia A Cheney from Oak Park  

Posted: September 8th, 2018 9:39 PM

Too close to home. Omg

Elizabeth Titus Rexford from Oak Park  

Posted: September 7th, 2018 7:55 PM

How brazen! In open daylight! I'm sorry to hear about this.

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