Two men, one armed, reportedly robbed a woman and a man in the 800 block of South Taylor Street, Oak Park, on Aug. 5 at about 4:50 p.m.
According to police, the two offenders began punching the woman and then removed her purse, which contained her passport, cash and a cellphone. The male victim told officers that the offenders took cash and an unknown amount of drugs from his pockets.
Police reports described the first offender as being a Black male with his hair in short twists, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black handgun. The second offender was described as being Black and wearing a blue jacket with a black shirt. The two offenders were with two females. All four fled the scene in an unknown direction.
- Someone broke the glass to the front door of Grape Leaves Restaurant, 100 S. Oak Park Ave., then unlocked the door and took cash from the register between during the overnight hours of Aug. 5-6. The estimated loss was $1,520.50.
- Someone broke into a residential garage in the 1000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue through a side service door sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 6 and removed a women's black Schwinn bicycle with attached milk crate, a black and red Coleman 3.5-horsepower go-cart, Husky power tools and black 14-by-8-inch speakers.
- Someone took a yellow women's Trek 7100 bicycle from an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. on Aug. 6. The bike later was located in the 900 block of South Elmwood Avenue and returned to the victim.
- Someone broke into a home, possibly through an unlocked living room window, in the 300 block of North Maple Avenue between 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 4:40 a.m. on Aug. 7 and then ransacked the interior and took cash. The estimated loss is $10,000.
- Someone broke into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Pleasant Street between 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 8:45 a.m., on Aug. 8 and took a gray United Airlines backpack containing a pair of sunglasses in a black leather case, a passport, work identification, a wooden case, a blue wallet and miscellaneous paperwork. Estimated loss is $130.
- Someone broke into an unlocked vehicle between 5 p.m. on Aug 6 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Pleasant Street and took a USB cable, prescription glasses, masks and cash.
- Someone broke into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 100 block of South Harvey Avenue between 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 7 and removed a black Adidas backpack containing a driver's license and debit card.
- Someone removed a package containing a blue Annabella brand sofa bed from a residence in the 900 block of South Lombard Avenue between 2:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., July 30. The estimated loss is $299.
- Someone cut the catalytic converter from a Honda CRV parked in the 900 block of South Taylor Avenue during the overnight hours of Aug. 7-8. Estimated loss is $1,200.
- Someone removed the passenger side mirror from a red 2006 Porsche Cayenne parked in a lot in the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard between 6:30 p.m. on July 31 and 1 a.m. on Aug. 6. Estimated loss is $1,000.
- A woman and a man took cash out of a Chicago resident's hands in the first block of Madison Street at 4:13 p.m. on Aug. 7. The estimated loss is $400.
- Someone took an unlocked green and yellow Schwinn Merata sports bike with attached black basket during the overnight hours of Aug. 7-8 in the 700 block of North Marion Street. Estimated loss is $400.
- A man was observed removing an orange Mongoose mountain bike from underneath a porch in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue at 2 p.m. on Aug. 6. The estimated loss is $300.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Aug. 3- Aug. 10 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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