Three men rob couple, steal car in Oak Park | Police reports Feb. 3-10

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park man and woman were the victims of an armed robbery by three young men at 4:33 p.m. on Feb. 8. The offenders approached the couple in the 200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue. One of the offenders held the male victim and then pushed him to the ground. Another offender allegedly pulled out a black handgun and demanded the woman's purse, cell phone, keys and money. 

The offenders then fled the scene in the victims' silver 2016 Honda Civic, which was parked nearby. Chicago police recovered the car the next day at 10:16 p.m. in the 200 block of North Parkside Avenue.

The three men are described as being black and between 18 and 20 years old. One wore a black leather jacket with a number on the right sleeve.


Attempted armed robbery

Two teenage boys reportedly tried to rob a woman of her purse at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue. During the robbery attempt, one of the boys reportedly struck the victim with a weapon police described as a "rod."



Someone cut the screen to the rear window of a residence in the 600 block of South East Avenue, unlocked the sliding door of a back porch, broke the window on the kitchen door and then entered the home and ransacked multiple rooms between 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and 2 p.m. Loss is unknown.


Attempted burglary 

Three male offenders wearing black clothing broke the glass door to a residence but failed to get inside the building at 10:04 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue. They were last seen heading southbound in an older silver or gold sedan vehicle.

The door to a residence was damaged after someone attempted to break into the home in the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue between 11:55 a.m. Feb. 4 and 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 5. Estimated damage was $300.


Criminal damage to property

Someone shattered the driver's side rear window of a vehicle parked in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Feb. 4. Estimated damage is $400.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 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.

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Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: February 21st, 2020 1:15 PM

Keep these thugs locked up for 25 years.

Tommy McCoy  

Posted: February 15th, 2020 1:56 PM

Tom MacMillan I do not understand how a car jacking relates to Trustee Arti. What I do know is on average when you grow up in a very difficult area that you are going to have to have very strong parental guidance to give you the best opportunity to go in the right direction. As for Trustee Arti acting out, and being a Veteran, she may be calling out injustices in a way that many may not understand. The Military is all about action and responsibility to the duty you are given. She, as a Veteran, may not have blended over to civilian life as well and is still thinking as Military where you get things done. So it is possible she just needs to learn how to articulate her response in a manner which is acceptable instead of a person who demands action

Tom MacMillan  

Posted: February 15th, 2020 11:22 AM

Armed robbery, in broad daylight, in the middle of town, with the car jacked vehicle dumped in Austin? Trustee Walker-Peddakotla better start noticing, or better still, voters better start noticing that she is the totally wrong person to have as a Trustee while this is going on all the time now.

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