Mama Thai subject of armed robbery | Police reports June 16-22

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Mama Thai subject of armed robbery

Mama Thai, 1112 Madison St., was robbed June 18 when a man carrying a firearm entered the restaurant at 5:06 p.m., showed his weapon and demanded money. The man was last seen going westbound on Madison Street on foot, carrying an estimated $300 in cash.

Armed robbery

Two men, one with a handgun, approached two Oak Park residents from behind, showed the gun and demanded their property at 7:21 p.m., June 19 in the 100 block of Harvard Street; the men were last seen carrying two iPhones and a wallet taken from the victims running westbound on Harvard Street, where they met up with a third man. The estimated loss is $2,000.


  • Someone went into an unlocked residential garage then entered the victim's blue 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and took a pair of prescription sunglasses, a small toolkit, a bicycle light kit and a men's black and red Cannondale Quick 8 bicycle from inside the vehicle between 9 p.m., June 16 and 8:20 a.m., June 17 in the 700 block of Woodbine Avenue. The estimated loss is $900.
  • Someone broke the front passenger window of a vehicle and removed a debit card and a small amount of cannabis from inside in the 500 block of South Maple Avenue between 10 p.m., June 18 and 5:40 a.m., June 19. Estimated loss unknown.
  • A man broke the front glass door of Tobacco & Vape CBD store, 6415 North Ave., by throwing a landscaping brick and then took numerous tobacco-related products from inside June 19 between 5:07 a.m. and 5:12 a.m. Estimated loss is unknown.



  • The catalytic converter was cut from a green 2001 Honda Accord parked in the 900 block of Lyman Avenue at 4:30 a.m., June 13. The estimated loss is $3,000.
  • Someone removed a green and black Sun Joe power washer from an unlocked garage in the 1200 block of Linden Avenue between 2 p.m., June 13 and noon, June 14. The estimated loss is $150.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a maroon 2005 Honda CRV parked in the 500 block of Wesley Avenue between 2 p.m. and 4:17 p.m., June 16. The estimated loss is $2,000.
  • Someone stole a black and white patio chair from a residential backyard in the 500 block of Lyman Avenue between 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., June 16. The estimated loss is $100. 
  • A rainbow pride flag was taken from a resident's front porch between 5 p.m., June 16 and 7:20 a.m., June 17 in the 200 block of South Harvey Avenue. 
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu parked in the 200 block of South Marion Street between 7:35 a.m. and 5 p.m., June 17. The estimated loss is $812.79.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2005 Buick Rendezvous parked in the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between 1 p.m., May 19 and 9 a.m., June 16. The estimated loss is unknown. 
  • The catalytic converter was taken from a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire parked in the 100 block of Flournoy Street between 8 p.m., June 17 and 4:35 p.m., June 18. Estimated loss is $190.


Criminal damage to property

Someone shot at and damaged an unoccupied vehicle parked in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard at 4:42 a.m., June 20.


Compiled by Stacey Sheridan

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Deborah Risteen Mercer  

Posted: June 25th, 2020 5:56 AM

Armed robbery is in no way funny, but "a man carrying a fireman" made me chuckle.

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: June 24th, 2020 8:50 PM

An armed robbery in the middle of town in broad daylight. And yet we have a Village Trustee trying to get rid of the police. Wow, can you imagine how much more of this would be happening if she got her way?

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