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Gunman attempts robbing Oak Park juvenile

Offenders drove a silver or white 4-door vehicle

March 29th, 2018 1:05 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A man brandishing a handgun attempted to rob an Oak Park child during an incident in the 500 block of North Taylor Avenue at 3:35 p.m. on March 23.

The police report gave few details about the incident.

Two people, both described as black males estimated to be 19 or 20 years old and driving a white or silver sedan, pulled up next to the victim.

The passenger in the vehicle, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, exited the vehicle, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim's cellphone.

The victim yelled and ran away without complying. The two offenders then returned to their vehicle and fled southbound on Taylor Avenue.

 

Woman robbed on Humphrey Avenue

Oak Park police are searching for a man who robbed a woman in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 12:40 p.m. on March 24.

According to police, the offender approached the woman, who was with her two children, asked her to step away from the children and then demanded money. The victim complied, handing over cash. The man then fled on foot northbound on Humphrey.

The offender was described as black, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall, with a thin build, missing a front tooth and wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com