Two teenage boys used a knife in an attempt to rob a victim in the first block of Washington Boulevard Jan. 9 at 6:10 p.m. Displaying the knife, the teens demanded the victim's key but were unsuccessful as the victim fled.
Two women approached a victim and asked for advice on what to do with a wallet filled with money they claimed to have found; the two women then scammed the victim into giving them cash and a ring between 11:05 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 7000 block of Roosevelt Road. Police describe the first woman as being 70 to 72 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches tall and of medium build, with black hair and wearing a gray checkered coat. The second woman is described as being roughly 60 years of age, of heavy build and having black hair with orange coloring; she wore a black coat. Police estimate the loss at $15,600.
A teenage boy was observed removing $300 in cash from the register of Bright Cleaners, 100 S. Kenilworth Ave., between 12:10 and 12:18 p.m. Jan. 11.
Some one broke into a residence through a rear window and stole a handgun, ammunition, three pairs of RayBan sunglasses, four Apple mini iPads, 10 money jars and a black and white purse containing $100 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:37 p.m. Jan. 6 in the 400 block of Harrison Street.
A person broke into a residence, possibly through a bathroom window, and took a MacBook Pro laptop and Xbox gaming system between 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Jan. 8 in the first block of Washington Boulevard. The total loss is $1,650.
Some one pried open the lock of the front door to an Oak Park business and took cash from the register between 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the 400 block of South Boulevard. Police estimate the loss and damage at $450.
A person broke a glass pane and unlocked the back door of a residence, then took a glass mason jar containing cash, a white Xbox gaming console, a black Xbox controller, a pair of red headphones, HDMI cable and seven video games from inside Jan. 9, between 1:30 and 2:20 p.m., in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $1,005.
A black leather wallet containing an Illinois driver's license, military identification card, miscellaneous cards, two uncashed checks and cash was taken from a residence with an unlocked back door in the 500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue between 11:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 8 a.m. Jan. 11. The estimated loss is $470.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2020 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 Stacey Sheridan
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