Cops say teens beat and robbed Oak Park man

Robbery took place in 200 block of Thomas St. just after 10 p.m. on May 17

May 19th, 2017 4:47 PM

Satchel Stokes

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park man was walking down the sidewalk in the 200 block of Thomas Street on May 17 at 10:10 p.m., when he reportedly was approached by five teenagers who pushed him to the ground and began kicking him.

Police reported that the offenders then went through the man's pockets and stole a black LG cellphone and his work ID before fleeing the scene northbound through the alley west of Lombard Avenue.

The victim described the offenders as being black males between the ages of 13 and 16, all with thin builds.

According to police, first offender wore a gray hoodie and blue jeans; the second wore a white T-shirt, black shorts with white stripes and black shoes; the third wore a black baseball cap, black jacket, black shorts and red shoes; the fourth wore a white T-shirt, black pants and white shoes. There was no description for the fifth offender.


Oak Park armed robbery suspect arrested

Oak Park Police have arrested Satchel Stokes, 19, of the 500 block of South Denvir in Chicago, and charged him armed robbery in connection with the robbery of the 7-Eleven convenience store, 661 South Blvd., which occurred on April 18.

Stokes was arrested at 10:37 p.m. in the 1100 block of Paulina Street on May 15. Stokes is being held at Cook County Jail awaiting a June 9 hearing at the Maybrook courthouse. His bond is set at $25,000.

The April 18 police report noted that the offender entered the 7-Eleven, displayed a knife and dropped it before stealing a receipt printer from the store and fleeing southbound on South Euclid Avenue. The estimated loss for the stolen receipt printer was reported in April as $150.