A Berwyn man was beaten and robbed after a minor traffic accident near the intersection of Austin Boulevard and the Eisenhower Expressway about 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 3. The driver was involved in an accident with a dark sedan and exited his vehicle. Several men and women exited the other vehicle and began yelling profanities at the man. They then hit him several times and stole his Samsung Galaxy S8 cellphone. The offenders then re-entered their vehicle and fled eastbound on the expressway. The estimated loss is $600.
A residence in the 1000 block of North Elmwood was burglarized around 5:20 p.m. on Nov. 27. The burglar gained entry by forcing open the rear door. Once inside, a front door key that had been left in the lock on the inside of the front door was removed. The estimated loss is $550.
A garage was burglarized in the 600 block of North Wisconsin sometime between noon on Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 2. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door and stole an REI Novara Corsa bicycle and a Jamis Hybrid bicycle. The estimated loss is $700.
A business in the 800 block of North Harlem Avenue was burglarized sometime between 1 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 27. The offender used a pry tool to defeat the rear door lock and gain entry. Once inside, the interior was ransacked and approximately 40 pairs of shoes, 50 shirts, 15 hoodies, 10 jackets and multiple Xbox video games were stolen. The estimated loss is $25,000.
Two decorative scarecrows were taken from the front porch of a residence in the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 5:24 p.m. on Nov. 28. The estimated loss is $40.
A package containing Option Care 60 Grams prescription medication was taken from an unsecured common area in the lobby of a building in the 400 block of South Grove sometime between 2:20 and 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 16. The estimated loss is $500.
An unattended package containing a five-piece luggage set was stolen from the common area of a building in the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard sometime between 1 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 29. The estimated loss is $53.
An 18-year-old Cicero man, from the 1300 block of South 48th Court, was arrested after an investigation revealed he removed two pieces of mail from a mailbox in the 600 block of South Harvey. The man was taken into custody at 9:55 a.m. on Dec. 1.
A vehicle was the target of an attempted theft in the 100 block of South Boulevard sometime between 7:15 a.m. and noon on Nov. 27. The thief broke the rear window of the vehicle and stole a starter ignition by means of a pry tool. The estimated loss is $800.
A vehicle that was reported stolen at 11:17 a.m. on Nov. 26 from the 700 block of Lyman was recovered parked in the 1100 block of South Lombard at 11:51 p.m. on Nov. 27. No apprehensions were made.
Criminal damage to vehicle
Two vehicles in the 800 block of North Humphrey were damaged sometime between 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 28 and 7:34 a.m. on Nov. 29. A projectile-type object was used to damage the rear passenger window on the first vehicle and the front and rear passenger side windows on the second vehicle. The estimated loss due to damage is $550.
A vehicle was damaged in the 600 block of North Lombard Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 29. The offender used an unknown projectile to break the front driver's side window. The estimated loss due to damage is $200.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Nov. 16-Dec. 3, 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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