Robber flashes gun, demands cellphone

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 9. A man, roughly 5-foot-8, wearing a black face mask and black, hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, approached the victim while she sat in her vehicle. He displayed a black handgun and said, "Give me what you got." He then took her Samsung Galaxy S9 cellphone from her hand and fled southbound on Wisconsin on foot. The estimated loss is $800.



  • A residence was burglarized in the 500 block of North Cuyler between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. The burglar entered by use of a pry tool to the rear door and then ransacked the bedrooms and stole a Samsung widescreen television, $5 and a key fob. The estimated loss is $700.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 400 block of Harrison Street between 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 8. They gained entry by forcing open the ground-level bathroom window and then ransacked the apartment, stealing a checkbook, miscellaneous jewelry and men's clothing. The estimated loss is $3,500.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 900 block of North Lombard Avenue between 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 7. The burglar used a pry tool to gain entrance to the residence and then stole a clear plastic bag containing cash, a clear plastic jewelry box containing costume jewelry and a black men's Armani watch. The estimated loss is $540.



A silver 2009 Toyota Camry was stolen from the 500 block of Forest between 12:01 and 8:50 a.m. on Nov. 11. The estimated loss is $8,000.


A man stole two boxes of .750ML Hennessy VSOP liquor, one bottle of .750ML Hennessy VS liquor and Sony headphones from the Target department store, 1129 Lake St., sometime between 4:08 and 7:28 p.m. on Nov. 5. The estimated loss is $240.



Marshay D. Wright, 26, of the 800 block of North Lorel Avenue, Chicago, was arrested at 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the 200 block of West Chicago Avenue for an armed robbery that took place in that block. No additional detail about the robbery was provided.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Nov. 5-11, 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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